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I have recently installed a 2003 server, it is my domain controller.  I'm running a mirror set but other than that, what kind of media would you suggest I implement for daily backup of important data.  I have tape drive PV100t, Dat72 36/72GB already installed on the server.  Should I invest in a scheduled backup utility for the tape drive or explore other backup possibilities and if so which ones?
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What amount of data are you needing to backup?

How important is the backup to you or is this for an organization/company?

There are many different variables here regarding disaster recovery/backups, need more info.
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Well right now only about 3GB, but we are growing fast.  We are in the title business and the data is the most important thing we have.
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by:Timothy Kashin
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Ok, so you have enough backup space on your tapes.  I would invest in a good backup utility, I personally prefer Backup Exec, but some others may choose ArcServe or ADSM.  Backup Exec is a great utility with many options and really not that complicated to setup.  There are many options such as Intelligent Disaster Recovery which can have your dead server restored and running in less than 1 hour, given the amount of data you are backing up.  In the future, if you do start to outgrow your current backup drive, I would suggest SDLT which can have capacities of 160/320gb.

Hope this helps....check out http://www.veritas.com for more information on Backup Exec
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Thanks
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