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I have several Ser08 r2's running in multiple Vm's in Virtual Box. I am also running FreeNAS. I am required to implement a back-up system. I am unfamiliar with using Server 08 inbox backup system, I wouldn't think it to be much different than any other Windows backup product, (I usually use Arconis), but am contemplating using it across iSCSI SAN on the FreeNAS.
Also as part of the backup plan, I intend on using snapshots and exports. (in case a update, change, modification fails)
(School Project)

Thoughts and opinions greatly appreciated!
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When talking Microsoft, System Center Data Protection Manager is pretty good. Can backup your VMs as well as physical equipment. Another Microsoft option (when looking at Server 2012) would be Hyper-V Replica to replicate your Hyper-V VMs to an off-site location (datacenter, etc).

With DPM (which is what I use and prefer), you spin up a VM, install DPM on it, attach a iSCSI Target to the DPM VM and use that to store your back ups in. That way, your backups will be stored on your FreeNAS appliance.

Alternate solutions work the same way, but with a different piece of software (i.e., Symantec Backup Exec, EMC Avamar, etc).

Also consider Windows Server Backup, which is built in and free...make backups to a UNC path (aka share). There are tons of other alternatives out there too:
Amanda
BackupAssist
Double-Take
Veeam
NovaBACKUP
etc
etc

Pick one, grab a copy of the install, and do it. Now if you are wanting to archive to tapes or something, that will require additional hardware.
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I am kinda tied to using Virtual Box at this point, so Veeam is out. I am limited to DreamSpark and/or OpenSource. Amada I think I may run into problems because I am still just learning *nix, prob try that one when school is done. Also

I think I will try DPM, I am getting more fluent with Ser08 so should be easier than learning another new program. Does slmgr.vbs -rearm work on DPM?

I am having trouble with winbind in FreenNAS, the AD service starts but it doesn't pull my users over, I tried the wbinfo -t and winbind is not found. I can ping from either side. Can you offer me some assistance ?

I am having very mixed opinions on having a certificate server in this configuration (school project), I feel it adds to the security and integrity of a network, but many feel it is unnecessary ....
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have you set it up that the fire wall is allowing it?

depending the software, have you sorted out the port forwarding correctly?

have you shared the file or folder and given them the correct permissions etc?
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I am kinda tied to using Virtual Box at this point, so Veeam is out. I am limited to DreamSpark and/or OpenSource. Amada I think I may run into problems because I am still just learning *nix, prob try that one when school is done. Also

I think I will try DPM, I am getting more fluent with Ser08 so should be easier than learning another new program. Does slmgr.vbs -rearm work on DPM?

No, you can't rearm DPM. However, DPM comes with a 180 trial if you can't get it through DreamSpark or TechNet.
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ok, I need something more basic, simple .... too much to learn at this moment on my own. very basic, very simple... remember this ... school project ... I have 1 year experience !!!
No disrespect ... but you guys are treating me as an IT professional .....(thanks for that!! lol) We all start somewhere!
BASIC !! I'm just a toddler ... Geeeshe!!! lol!!
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cobian works well dude... then share the folder on the backup server share the folder.....
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Perfect!! Thanks!
Meets the requirements. Quick set up and easy!thumb.gif
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