I'm searching for a backup solution for a WHS 2011 itself. Because I want to mainly use the network shares a secondary backup would be needed. I come up with the following solutions:
- NAS (e.g. Synology DiskStation DS412+)
- external hard drive (e.g. Drobo S or Drobo 5D)
- secondary PC (best & cheapest solution, but connectivity is slow due to LAN)
- streamer (e.g. Tandberg LTO-Ultrium 5 HH Drive)
The next important point is the software. I have some experiences with Allways Sync but it requires too much CPU power and writes additional files on the disk. I know that WHS has a backup solution, but I didn't found something up to now which is automated. Perhaps the vendors for external hard drives / NAS provides a software? I also have some experiences with Robocopy and CA ARCserve Backup. But neither of them looks like an ideal solution.
Currently I have 3 TB used and it is growing. I don't want an RAID, I want a real backup which e.g. backups once a week. Do you have some ideas for me?