SHoTTa35, on 13 November 2012 - 15:33, said:
OK so did a migration few weeks ago and it's been working just fine and dandy:
So as you can see from there I have 1 physical server with 2 Virtual servers as well.
We were using a client software (ShadowProtect) to backup SBS 2003R2 but now planning to use Windows Server Backup as it does all that's needed for local backups (and no longer having to pay for the service means cheaper). I am testing Windows Azure to just backup the stuff off-site (since it integrates with Windows Server Backup) and seems cheaper too than the service we were using before (likr $50/500GB vs $135).
Anyways, seems like the built in backup can't really do incrementals of Hyper-Vs from the main server so i'm thinking of setting up server backup on the individual machines then point them to the 1TB USB HDD hooked up to the server.
Not sure that would work either so anyone got any ideas?
Are you looking at our StorageCraft ShadowProtect Server licenses or at the Virtual Machine bundles? The reason I ask is that the VM licenses are about 1/3 the price of the physical server license--which could be a compelling cost savings while still keeping the performance and reliability of the ShadowProtect backup solution.
If you're looking to virtualize, we are compatible with Microsoft Hyper-V, VMWare, Citrix XenServer, Oracle's VirtualBox and RedHat KVM/RHEV systems. In addition, our Hardware Independent Restore technology makes moving between dissimilar hardware and/or physical and virtual environments a breeze. Lastly, a simple right-click will virtualize a recovery point in your backup chain or mount the recovery point as a shareable volume. How much easier can it get to enjoy the benefits of virtualization with your physical backup process?
+Xenosion, on 13 November 2012 - 15:33, said:
ShadowProtect is fantastic but costly if you are to backup each virtual server which is what I'm guessing you want to avoid.
Thanks, we think ShadowProtect is fantastic too! We've tried to set our pricing so that we are competitive. Our pricing is currently in the middle of our market competitors, but with our free management tools like StorageCraft ImageManager, StorageCraft CMD, and StorageCraft ImageReady we believe our value exceeds that of similarily priced competitors. Add to this the new StorageCraft Cloud Services and we really offer a great business continuity solution based on rock solid backup technology.
Best wishes to you both!