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Desperatly need NAS advise for small business

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Hi Everyone,

I’m in the process of changing our backup system since we had a failure. We are currently using tapes and would like to go to NAS. We have 1 exchange server, 1 file server, domain controller, and twenty five users. The total amount of data consists of less than 25GB not including what we would need to restore our servers if they fail. I’m looking into the **XIMETA NetDisk NDU10-250GB, **Iomega NAS 300m/240GB, **Snap Appliance Snap Server 1100 (250GB) but really don’t know much about this, I need a simple solution prefarbly as close to plug-and-play as possible. If anyone has any comments and or suggestions it would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Rick
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The later 2 are pretty simple to set up. But are you planning on backing up your NAS? A tape backup is a secure standalone redundant method. A NAS is great but what if one of the 2 or 3 disks fail and RAID burps and doesnt work as expected? Most NAS have a SCSI port just for a tape drive.

All in all it what kind of security and how much sleep you want to get. Get the NAS but still back it up with your tape.

Have a good one
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Perhaps you want to look at other option. Check out LEGATO NetWorker DiskBackup™ Option (DBO). I guess this option will suite your enviroment better.
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