Backup... at a crossroads
Having some aggro with our Sony SAIT drive at the moment dropping connections to the fiber HBA so we've only got 1 night's worth of backup being done by a USB 1TB drive (better than nowt that's for sure!)
Now if the drive can't be repaired or we can't get an order to the repair company what would you recommend next?
Current backup job is 400GB (admin network data), full backup done nightly.
We have the data stored on an HP NAS box, with replication to another identical one via DoubleTake (needs a bit of attention at the moment but basically works).
Also got a StoreVault S500 SAN box I'm going to use at the very least for a weekly disk backup via iSCSI. Downside is that it's in the same server room so if that room got damaged we'd be in trouble. There's nowhere else really to put a server so it's one of the problems with doing disk backups.
Another Sony drive would be about £4.5k (:eek:) so that's the budget area we're looking at I guess. Current tapes can do 1TB compressed (500GB native)