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    A school I visit has an aged Windows 2003 Server which has a LTO Backup running Symanted Backup Exec as backup. However, the back up has never completed since the local PC company fitted it.

    It looks to me like the data they are trying to back up is too big for hte drive as it always runs but then spits the incomplete job tape out after a few hours.

    This server is to be replaced in the not too far distant future and I'm wondering if it would be a good idea to back the existing machine up to an external storage box of some sort?

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    I backup our severs to terastation's and that works a treat, may be you could try freenas on a home built box?

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    How much data have you got to backup? We use external usb hdd's and 2003's built in backup program and find it works really well, just have a set of hard disks, and swap them each day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveg View Post
    How much data have you got to backup? We use external usb hdd's and 2003's built in backup program and find it works really well, just have a set of hard disks, and swap them each day.

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    Can you recommend a decent disk - the current data must be around about 200GB.

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    Can you not just back-up to more than one LTO tape?

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    Quote Originally Posted by u8dmtm View Post
    Can you not just back-up to more than one LTO tape?
    Wouldn't it be looking for a 2nd tape to do that? It isn't and I'm only in a day a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speckytecky View Post
    Can you recommend a decent disk - the current data must be around about 200GB.
    I just brought what was cheap at the time! For one server we have a set of 500gb disks, and the other uses 250's.

    If I was buying some now i'd probably get some 1tb ones, something like Seagate 1TB External Hard Drive Hi Speed USB - Retail Expansion Piano Black - Ebuyer

    I found that these often dont work out vastly more expensive than large cpacity tapes, and you don't have to pay for the drive. If you're only backing up 200 gig, then you could fit 2 or 3 backups on each disk, which would allow you to retain data for a bit longer which is always useful.

    Steve

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    There are loads of externat HDs around.

    Just shop around for a good one. IT resellers are usually on your side when they sell to you because they want continued business.

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