Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Daily backup

Posted on 2004-04-30
4
Medium Priority
?
357 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-03
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?
0
Comment
Question by:Wilsok
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
Timothy Kashin earned 300 total points
ID: 10962498
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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Wilsok
ID: 10962739
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.
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:Timothy Kashin
ID: 10962826
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
0
 

Author Comment

by:Wilsok
ID: 10962903
Thanks
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Lets start to have a small explanation what is VAAI(vStorage API for Array Integration ) and what are the benefits using it. VAAI is an API framework in VMware that enable some Storage tasks. It first presented in ESXi 4.1, but only after 5.x sup…
In this article we will learn how to backup a VMware farm using Nakivo Backup & Replication. In this tutorial we will install the software on a Windows 2012 R2 Server.
This video teaches viewers how to encrypt an external drive that requires a password to read and edit the drive. All tasks are done in Disk Utility. Plug in the external drive you wish to encrypt: Make sure all previous data on the drive has been …
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to reformat your flash drive. Sometimes your flash drive may have issues carrying files so this will completely restore it to manufacturing settings. Make sure to backup all files before reformatting. This w…
Suggested Courses

670 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question