Basically I’m interested to know what peoples backup strategies are, this is what I currently have in place using the Server 2012 R2 backup tools.
Server – This has 3x 4TB drives in the backup pool, backups are taken twice a day of everything on the server - once during lunch at 1pm, then the other at 11pm at night. These 3x backup drives are rotated every Monday, one is in the server for that week’s backups, the previous weeks is taken offsite and the week previous to that is kept on site in a fireproof safe.
The most essential company data such as databases are backed up to Windows Azure each night at 1am, these backups are retained for 30 days.
Client PC’s - folder redirection is setup so any files users save on the desktop or in their documents is actually on the server, so backed up when the server runs its backups. Client PC's are also backed up each day by the server.
Finally file history backups are enabled for users data, these backups are on a different drive in the server to what the data is saved on.
I would like to think with this backup plan if the worst ever did happen I have multiple options to recover data, I have randomly tested I can recover data from the various different backups. I have also taken manual backups of important data every so often, essentially for historical backups.
Just curious to see what other people are doing to see if I should be considering doing anything differently.