Tape Backup or DVD Writer? Which Software for small network?
Posted on 2003-03-02
We have a small network of 30 or so computers currently running on an aging Novell 4 server.
As good as Novell was, Techs are hard to find and expensive so we are moving to a new IBM server with running Windows 2000 Server.
I am looking for a feasible and practical solution to backing up.
The new server is IBM X220, duel CPU, 1gig ram + 2 Mirrored IBM 40 gig SCSI hdds (mirrored via windows 2000 software.. mixed feelings about it)
I prefer Dvd because the media and the drive are cheap, versatile and easily replaceable.
I like tape because then I wouldn’t have to swap media.
The most we would need in the tape department is 20/40 gigs.
I liked the software 'backup my pc' because its simple and you can backup to all types of media and it can backup from network drives (Very nice) but it seems it doesn’t work with Server version of Windows 2000. Veritas Exec 9 (Developers of backup my pc) costs 1200$!
Anyone with a good solution for me?