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18th November 2008, 02:13 PM #16
The usage on my backup share on my san/nas is currently 871GB.
18th November 2008, 02:13 PM #17
We've used tape to date but we've out grown it unfourtunatly, until about a year and a half ago the school only had 1 server to backup and we now have 4.
We'd need to buy a new high capacity tape drive along with the tapes and extra veritas licenses etc etc so I've put togeather a plan for a new nas server to be housed in the furthest point on our site. I'm also looking at having 2 spare 1tb drives to be hot swapped for off site storage.
My current estimate comes in at around £900, tapes etc would push us to at least £1500 and still wouldn't offer any where near as much storage as the nas will.
18th November 2008, 02:17 PM #18
18th November 2008, 03:08 PM #19
The save can be fireproof, but is it rated for datastorage? Otherwise it still can become too hot inside the safe for your tapes/HDD's
Originally Posted by elsiegee40
18th November 2008, 03:15 PM #20
Originally Posted by Fuzzz
18th November 2008, 03:17 PM #21
Then you've got it covered!
(I have to get myself one of those too! )
Last edited by Fuzzz; 18th November 2008 at 03:23 PM.
18th November 2008, 03:19 PM #22
Let's put it this way - if a fire happens in your school, the least of your worries is going to be the data held on your server. There's gonna be a lot more to worry about...
18th November 2008, 03:44 PM #23
Originally Posted by 7andY
What I was getting at, was that for the volume of data, the cost of the drive and the tapes would be more beer tokens than I currently have in the piggy bank. USB sticks would do as off site backup for not much coinage.
18th November 2008, 03:47 PM #24
yes, we use disk to disk to tape
Out of curiosity, which NAS boxes/Backup software are people using?
I ditched backup exec on our admin LAN last year and we're currently using Backup Assist.
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