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    Any Advice on Server Backing Up hardware???

    Hello

    Please could anyone recommend any hardware backing up devices eg Tape or NAS that could backup 6 servers overnight???

    Server 1 =12gb, Server2 =93gb, Server3 =52gb, Server4 =90gb, Server5 =17, and lastly Server6 =55gb...

    At the moment I have Netgear NASext+ RAIDX which is starting to struggle with the amount of data been copied over the network from the servers i have tried a stragger the start time of the server but still taking way to long to backup, I need a device thats fast and that I can backup and take the media off the school grounds for safety...

    Thanks

    Paul

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    usb or firewire connected external drives to each server then.

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    USB or Firewire not a option really i would like a single device backup method and not 6 ext hard drives to have to take home, also it needs to be a network device!!! been looking at HP 500gb backup tape devices...

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    The local high school i work near and with has a HP tape loader, you stick a big ass tape in (i think they are 200gb uncomp and 400 comp'd) and then magic happens and all the servers are backed up.

    that school runs 7 severs with a total of 7TB storage but obv that isnt all used.

    Id look into "HP Tape Loader" and see what you find

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    You asked for something to overcome your issue of data transfer.

    Otherwise a nas connected via fibre or other fast connection and possibly a vpn into the server room.

    Unless you have a quality and security controlled data centre at home or you are paying a vaulting company to take it offsite then the best you can is a remote building in the school.

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    Thanks for all the idea`s looking at the HP ULTRIUM 920 SCSI EXT TAPE DRIVE, with a U1 plate 400GBUncompressed 800GBCompressed looks like the best solution for the schools data.

    Thanks again

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