I know theres a few people lurking here who have userbases in the thousands. I'm curious how people are handling large scale backups and restores.
Currently we're doing a full once a week and incremental every other day. I back up the backups to tape every night too.
I'm growing concerned about the size of our backups though. What do you do in this scenario
- Your backup is now 500 gigs
- You need to restore an account from 2 months ago, the backup for that is on tape
- In order to restore that one account, you have to restore the 500GB zimbra backup first, which from tape would take forever
I know that you can move to a backup system where certain accounts are backed up on certain days, but you could still wind up needing to restore a few hundred gigs just to restore a single account.
I'm considering looking at some of those data de-duplication backup systems, as I think they would work well for zimbra backups where you're going to be backing up the same data quite often.