We are examining backup solutions for our company in preparation for the
release of OES 2.

We have a company spread out with branch offices that connect directly to
a main office over some rather slow WAN links (just 1.5 mbps T1).

For years, we have been using Veritas BackupExec on NetWare.

We are examing SyncSort BackupExpress, but I really don't like an
"Enterprise Backup Solution" that has a single point of failure: when the
master backupexpress catalog server is down/gone, no backups run.

Does anyone have any recommendations?

Symantec NetBackup a possibility?