Apart from Symantec's Backup Exec and CA's Arcserve, can anyone recommend good backup software for use with an LTO Autoloader?
If it helps with recommendations, I need to be able to back up Exchange 2007, SQL Server 2005 and a bit of Sharepoint 2007 as well as the usual remote windows server clients.
Thanks in advance!
We've not had one fail yet - the first, an LTO1 autoloader unit, went on for years until we outgrew it. The LTO3 that replaced it (sorry, thought off the top of my head it was a '4) hasn't given any problems so far.
Of course, now I've said that you realised I've hexed it don't you?
another vote for Acronis, never used anything else!
Why do people use tapes when hard disks are so cheap these days?
Microsoft do a good backup software now called system center data protection manager
System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 (SCDPM) ? IT Management Tool
Just waiting for the 2010 version to be RTM'd and I will move from backupexec.
DPM 2010 is now available as an RC and it's looking very good so far. I intend to use it to backup everything from now on. It was a little tricky getting it to work with our new Quantum Superloader 3 but that's sorted now.
I've just purchased Yosemite Server Backup through a lot of positive recommendations here on the site. I haven't had a chance to setup and install it so I can't give you my views on it yet.
Yosemite Server Backup Overview - BarracudaWare / Yosemite Technologies
After careful consideration we opted for an LTO4 tape loader to replaced our aging Sony AIT3 loader which is way to small in capacity for us now. We already have Symantec Backupexec so will continue using this until we upgrade it at some point in the future.
I have not used a LTO Autoloader but we have Commvault here and I like it. It does a decent job and have agents for lots of different applications such as Sharepoint and SQL
It is I believe expensive
I just use these portable hard disks these days
I don't see why anyone uses tapes when hard disks are so cheap and reliable.
I used Retrospect from EMC: EMC Retrospect
Very easy to use and configure, and the procative backup feature is excellent. I used to back up user areas, Exchnage 2007 and various add-and sods to a Tandberg LTO library and SAN off this. They also used to have some fantastic licencing options. Ask Ric for more info as he got some doozies!
USB3 may offer some promising performance benefits for backup- totally unnecessary but I'm thinking of expanding the server at home with a USB3 card and investing in a USB3 portable HDD- maybe splash out and get a 2TB one if I can find one at a good price. With the storage capacity of the server after RAID at only 500GB I should be able to store a lot of incremental versions before I need to salvage space.
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