@DustinB3403 said in Backup Options - Licensing Costs - Storage Targets: @dafyre said in Backup Options - Licensing Costs - Storage Targets: When we start looking, we'll start with the usual culprits like Veeam. ShadowProtect comes highly recommended to me by several folks (Including the guy who just built the ReadyNAS)... We'd hit the other major players as well. So cost is going to bite you in the ass, since you said there were concerns about licensing. But they are all valid options. @dafyre said in Backup Options - Licensing Costs - Storage Targets: Good Backup Compression / Deduplication is a must. We have ~30TB of systems and data. You can perform the compression on your storage layer or use dedup or both. This may affect the overall performance though. @dafyre said in Backup Options - Licensing Costs - Storage Targets: We don't care if it's full install, agent based, or Hypervisor based. It just needs to work. Based on this I would think Agent based would be a decent option. But didn't you say you have something along the lines of 300 VMs? Might become tedious. Yeah, we'd likely do the dedupe at the Storage layer. Our Current Nimble devices do this relatively well with our live data. Something like 1.3 or 1.4 to 1 compression is what i remember. It may be more or less. If we went Agent based, we can push the agents via PDQ Deploy for Windows and a shell script or something for Linux. (Most of our Production Linux systems are SLES 12)... If reboots are required, systems can be rebooted during our patch window... (5-7am every day).