I've recently started at a new school and the backup system which is currently in place (well, I reinstated since there wasn't one) has been outgrown I feel. (Having to start backing up on a Thursday to try and get the last tape in before I finish on Friday doesn't really seem ideal to me)
So what I thought of doing was putting together a proposal for a D2D2T system and wondered what your thoughts on what I had planned were?
HP ProLiant ML110 G5 - Dual-Core Xeon 3065 2.33 GHz, 250GB SATA storage, 1GB RAM @ £399
HP Midline - Hard drive - 250 GB - internal - 3.5" - SATA-300 - 7200 rpm x3 @ £82.99 each
Windows Server 2008 Licence - Schools @ £56.80
Quantum Superloader 3 Tape Autoloader - LTO Ultrium @ £1521.99
LTO Ultrium Cleaning Cartridge @ £39.99
Sony LTO Ultrium 2 Media x 10 @ £21.99 each
Backup Exec 12.5 with CPS for Windows Servers Licence @ £372
Backup Exec 12.5 Media @ £36
Backup Exec Windows Systems Agent x 3@ £223 each
Estimated Cost: £3344
Now, at the moment the system would need to backup 260GB on a full backup, however we will be getting a new SIMS server in shortly and potentially replacing one of the other servers over the next year, so I expect that to increase, however the question is does this go over the top. I'm not the budget holder and when asked roughly how much I could put towards this no figure has been mentioned so have just put down roughly what I found off various websites.
Any ideas what could be changed to potentially lower cost (as I'll probably be asked to)?