Looks like our SAIT drive is dead now, tried it early on Friday and won't pick up on the fiber HBA at all :(
Another card to test would be 500 quid, a possibility but instinct tells me it's the drive - if so we're a bit stuck as a new drive is still around 5k if there's anywhere that still does them :eek:
So basically we need to backup around 400GB data, up until now we do a full backup every night. Need to have some way of keeping data offsite as we only have the one building. Don't really want a server in our IT Office if we can help it and there's nowhere really to put one elsewhere away from the server room.
There is a chance of having the drive repaired but don't know how long it will take and I'm not that hapy with having a single USB 1TB HD being the source of the main backup with only 1 day restore ability...
Got a few Łk to do it with I'd hope so place your suggestions here :p
Get your self if you can a Auto-Loader
Is your HBA FC? if so get a HP Ultrium 960 series external FC, will do 400/800gb good and fast.
We have a robotic library and get around 3 tapes full every night.
Yup it's a QLogic FC HBA, will have a look at that HP solution now :D