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New Backup and Disaster Recovery System

As you know, we run most of our systems on virtual machines on top of a VMWare ESXi 4.1 cluster, which is located at the University of London Computer Centre off Russell Square. The cluster runs with a SAN (disk array) providing  20TB of storage (in RAID10 format for speed) for virtual machine operating systems and data.

In order to further protect ourselves and our partners from loss of data and service, we have just installed a new backup system comprising:

1) Veeam Backup & Replication software on the VMWare cluster

2) A system with approximately 24TB of disks in RAID6 format housed in a Dell MD1000 disk enclosure which allows for upto 2 concurrent disk failures. Continue reading New Backup and Disaster Recovery System