Hi guys, I would appreciate some help...
I'm currently looking into DB backup. I've got about 60 different DB's that each have a full backup every night. Oracle, MySQL and SQL Server - around 1TB a night I would say. Previously budget has been limited so it's been a mix of old Dell Kit, MD1200's etc, some old QNAP arrays.
I want to give our DB Team 3 identical disk arrays in 3 different locations for them to write their backups to. Network is 10GB. Having used Dell MD1200's and had to provide front-end servers Ideally I'd like to go for all in one contained solutions.
I've had a very brief play with Windows 2012 R2 Deduplication and it looks interesting and has the potential of saving a vast sum of space but I've been burnt in the past with Windows compression tech, so the jury's still out on this one.
Basically looking for 2U or 3U SATA 6/8TB, 10GB, maybe something with dedup, although this would push the price up I think - don't have any experience with dedup I'm afraid. Have around $50K to spend maybe little more.
I'd be really thankful for any ideas.