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We currently use BackupExec software to manage our nightly backups using tape drives for storage.  Lately it seems like we have to troubleshoot a lot of proplems and for a backup system I don't want to have to worry about it.  On a Windows 2000 machine, are there other software packages that we could use other than BackupExec that may be better?  Or is BackupExec the best?  If I just need to troubleshoot and clear all the errors I will, but if there is a better alternative I would like to know.

Any alternative should be able to backup from several directories on different servers and needs to be able to use tape drives.  If the brand / model of tape drives makes a difference just let me know and I will post the specs.

Thanks for your input.
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Thanks for the suggestion.  I will check out ARCserve.

If anybody has any other comments, please post.

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Thanks for the recommendations... I will check these products out and get back to you.  If anybody has any other comments, please post.

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    I'm looking at the same decision that you had to make.  I will have 3 Windows Server 2k3 with XP and 2k clients.  Using SQL Server and no exchange server.  I currently have both (one on each server) and I want to get all of my servers backing up on one tape.
     I'm also looking at backing up all of my clients periodically and ARCserve told me that I can do that with their product without purchasing anything more than the Server Product.  With Veritas, I have to purchase the clients.

Which did you end up choosing and how is it working out for you?
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