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DPM offsite backup
Fast forward to the age of increased bandwidth speeds and lowered cost of disc
storage. Both have introduced two more options to the backup offsite market. These
new options copy backups to external hard drives using SCSI, USB, FireWire, and
eSATA or send your backup data to an offsite location directly over the Internet.
There are benefits to each; some of these are: external hard drives are cheaper than
tapes and tape libraries, and offsite backup via the Internet provides faster restores
because you can pull the data right back down to your office via the Internet.
The beauty of DPM is that it can utilize any of these options. DPM takes advantage of
the newer offsite technologies in the market giving backup administrators multiple
offsite options to choose from. DPM is capable of combining these options or using
one of the options by itself. For example, DPM can back up to disc then to tape or
back up only to tape. In this chapter we are going to cover what your backup offsite
options are and how to configure them in DPM.
These are the topics that will be covered in this chapter:
• DPM offsite backup
° Backing up DPM using a secondary DPM server
° Backing up DPM using third-party software
• DPM cloud backup
° Iron Mountain CloudRecovery®
° i365 EVault
DPM offsite backup
We are going to learn about the three non-cloud offsite solutions for backing up
your DPM server. Two of these solutions can be utilized with DPM right out of
the box without purchasing other software or services from another vendor. The third
solution is actually using other software to back up your DPM server. The solutions are
Disk-to-Disk-to-Tape, backing up DPM using a secondary DPM server, and backing
up DPM using a third-party software. These solutions also serve as Disaster Recovery
for your DPM server. Now let's get into more detail on each of these solutions.