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Hardware Thread, Do you still use tapes? in Technical; The usage on my backup share on my san/nas is currently 871GB. Ben...
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    The usage on my backup share on my san/nas is currently 871GB.

    Ben

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMcCoy View Post
    Still one site though? The problem is, I would assume that the chances of all buildings catching fire probably increase if it's arson.
    1. Arsonists would need to be fit Very steep hill! Vehicular access to premises very difficult.

    2. Fireproof safe

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    2. Fireproof safe
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzz View Post
    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

    Yep

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    Then you've got it covered!

    (I have to get myself one of those too! )
    Last edited by Fuzzz; 18th November 2008 at 04:23 PM. Reason: typo

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    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...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7andY View Post
    Wow - must be some size. My tape system will store up to 800GB

    7&Y


    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.

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    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.

    Steve



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