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    NAS devices

    One of my primary schools is using 20GB tapes to backup their 2K server and it’s so slow, it takes most of the day. I would like to use NAS and schedule the backup overnight. They have a separate building linked by fibre so it would make sense to put the NAS over there and just use it for backup purposes. Not knowing anything about NAS how would I map a drive to the box and how would I restrict access so that only Administrators could use it?

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    Re: NAS devices

    NAS as a backup device has been done very recently.

    Some of them integrate with AD for security so you just supply AD user details otherwise it could be ftp or built in database of people allowed to access it.

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    Re: NAS devices

    I would also suggest you take a look at BackupAssist. It can backup directly to NAS and puts a nice friendly wrapper around NTBACKUP.

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    Re: NAS devices

    Damn I didn't get a plug in for BackupAssist

    I use backupassist to backup to a Buffalo 2TB NAS

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    Re: NAS devices

    @plexer: Have you upgraded to V4 yet? If so, what are your experiences?

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    Re: NAS devices

    aj: I haven't upgraded yet allthough I did budget for it so I'm planning on soon.

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    Re: NAS devices

    I just put V4 in at a site today with the SQL and Exchange plug-ins. Went very smoothly. I'll be watching it closely.

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    Re: NAS devices

    Anyone have trouble with Buffalo NAS namely the terastation 1TB and 2TB models as well as the Terastation 2 units,

    The reason i am asking is that we have bought 2 of them as they say they are Active directory integrated, this is not the case they do not integrate with active directory at all as they are running a unit kernel too boot from. What they do is namely query the server for authentication and allow or disallow the user access to a SMB/CIFS share.

    I know the buffalo website obly states it supports active directory but the suppliers website who we bought them of off states they ingrate into active directory, as a result, the suppliers have refused to accept them as a return.

    The supplier in question is misco, they say they cannot accept them as a return as buffalo have refused to accept them.

    I dont get this at all, anyone else had the same problem???

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    Re: NAS devices

    Yes until I flashed it with the 1.04 firmware.

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    Re: NAS devices

    I have problems with a Buffalo 500 that I bought to play with for backing up reasons but it keeps corrupting on me.
    Have re-installed with no success and updated the firmware still with no success.
    Am now thinking of sending it back to supplier but it has pupil data on it, although this seems corrupt, I can't send it back with it on.

    Has anyone else had problems like this or does anyone have any suggestions?

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    Re: NAS devices

    Does NTBACKUP do open files and sql databases ?

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    Re: NAS devices

    yes, it uses shadow copy to accomplish this.

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    Re: NAS devices

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    yes, it uses shadow copy to accomplish this.
    Ahhh... then back to my other thread about Shadow Copy.... Can you put the Shadow Copy Copy onto another Server ?

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    Re: NAS devices

    No, 'Local Storage' only. Be aware though that some SAN protocols count as 'Local Storage' though. eg iSCSI.

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    Re: NAS devices

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    No, 'Local Storage' only. Be aware though that some SAN protocols count as 'Local Storage' though. eg iSCSI.
    Thanks Geoff..

    Does the "Copy" have to be the same size or is there compression ? ?

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