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Best Software Setup for this SOHO Backup Server

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi,

I want to build backup server for my small office

 

So, every employee's PC will be backed up to the server real time (just like drop box or GDrive, every time you make a change, it will be synced to the server and you can restore the older untouched version), also only the user can access the file

 

Is this a good approach? Since we frequently lose data because of virus and malware, hardware malfunction etc (We lose 6 years of customer's data just because 3 separated pc, storing the data, broken down in the same time)

 

 

So far, there are 18 PCs need to be backed up with approximately 50-100 GB of data each PC, total is 1.5 TB

 

I already owned :

1. Dell PowerEdge T30 intel Xeon E3 1225/8Gb RAM

2. 4 x WDC 2TB HDD Red and can be expanded more

 

I also want to RAID the HDDs, so 2 main HDD dan 2 RAID HDD

And maybe some offsite backup, maybe we can just use external hdd for additional backup

 

So anyone have the idea how to make this work?

Will FreeNas be sufficient and fulfill my requirements?

Or maybe using something like Owncloud?

Thanks

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8 hours ago, ijoin said:

So, every employee's PC will be backed up to the server real time (just like drop box or GDrive, every time you make a change, it will be synced to the server and you can restore the older untouched version), also only the user can access the file

This sounds like a perfect case for Sharepoint Online from Office365.

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8 hours ago, ijoin said:

Hi,

I want to build backup server for my small office

 

So, every employee's PC will be backed up to the server real time (just like drop box or GDrive, every time you make a change, it will be synced to the server and you can restore the older untouched version), also only the user can access the file

 

Is this a good approach? Since we frequently lose data because of virus and malware, hardware malfunction etc (We lose 6 years of customer's data just because 3 separated pc, storing the data, broken down in the same time)

 

 

So far, there are 18 PCs need to be backed up with approximately 50-100 GB of data each PC, total is 1.5 TB

 

I already owned :

1. Dell PowerEdge T30 intel Xeon E3 1225/8Gb RAM

2. 4 x WDC 2TB HDD Red and can be expanded more

 

I also want to RAID the HDDs, so 2 main HDD dan 2 RAID HDD

And maybe some offsite backup, maybe we can just use external hdd for additional backup

 

So anyone have the idea how to make this work?

Will FreeNas be sufficient and fulfill my requirements?

Or maybe using something like Owncloud?

Thanks

You need something with Versioning.

 

I'd suggest a snapshot based backup system that also uses Shadow Copy to enable file history.

 

What's your budget for the backup software?


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If looking for a free option, I've heard a lot of good word about "urBackup". It's a Server/client setup, and seems to support all the typical types of backup methods.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 5/17/2019 at 4:06 AM, Acedia said:

This sounds like a perfect case for Sharepoint Online from Office365.

Thanks, will do a research on it

On 5/17/2019 at 4:17 AM, dalekphalm said:

You need something with Versioning.

 

I'd suggest a snapshot based backup system that also uses Shadow Copy to enable file history.

 

What's your budget for the backup software?

Honestly speaking, we are tight on budget, by saying tight, it's super tight 

Opensource will be good

 

On 5/17/2019 at 9:52 PM, Slayerking92 said:

ah really? Daily snapshot will be sufficient enough

Will try it later, thanks

On 5/17/2019 at 10:02 PM, dalekphalm said:

If looking for a free option, I've heard a lot of good word about "urBackup". It's a Server/client setup, and seems to support all the typical types of backup methods.

yeah, i'm trying urbackup now

Seems good enough, but lack of some options here and there

 

 

Now I only need to find best way to RAID

is hardware of software better?

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33 minutes ago, ijoin said:

Thanks, will do a research on it

Honestly speaking, we are tight on budget, by saying tight, it's super tight 

Opensource will be good

 

ah really? Daily snapshot will be sufficient enough

Will try it later, thanks

yeah, i'm trying urbackup now

Seems good enough, but lack of some options here and there

 

 

Now I only need to find best way to RAID

is hardware of software better?

Hardware vs Software will mostly depend on what you have available to yourself.

 

If your Server/NAS already has a good hardware RAID card (one with both a RAM cache, and a battery backup unit), you can definitely use that without problems.

 

If not, Software RAID can be very good. I would entirely avoid Motherboard based RAID (often called "fake RAID"). Good software RAID solutions include Windows Storage Spaces, Linux MD RAID, FreeNAS/BSD/Linux ZFS RAID, and unRAID, among others.

 

What operating system are you using for your backup server?


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If you don't like Urbackup, have a look at Duplicati. As far as FOSS tools go it's pretty good. 


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13 hours ago, jake9000 said:

If you don't like Urbackup, have a look at Duplicati. As far as FOSS tools go it's pretty good. 

How does it compare to UrBackup? I was looking at UrBackup myself to augment my setup at home.


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