The Automotive Training Group, Inc.
We've NEVER had good backups, and have never been given anything but really expensive options that I had no confidence in because the previous expensive options never worked. Brett came up with a stopgap plan that would get us at least stable, AND minimize the wasted effort by making the temporary plan such that we can grow into the eventual plan. Exactly what I wanted.
So we scheduled Weili for 4-6 hours yesterday, and of course nothing went as planned. Veeam only runs on Windows 7 or 8, and only on 64 bit, so nothing here would work as Brett and I had planned. But Weili and I listed all options and knocked them down 1 at a time until only 1 efficient option was left. I ran out and grabbed a $450 PC from Office Depot, and he got it all done within our estimated window. So even with the hiccups, I felt empowered to make great decisions, which is what I've always wanted. I wasted $450 on a PC when I'm buying 13 others this week anyway, but I know for sure I made the best decision because we had a solid concept via Brett and information I could actually use from Weili. We got a good backup last night. I'm almost in tears.
I think I have finally found that elusive 'managed' IT.
President & CEO
The Automotive Training Group, Inc