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Should Backup tape drive library be placed on DC or Member Server?

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I have a SDLT Tape library.  Should this be placed on a DC or a member server?  I have backup agents with my software.  What is the best place to put this drive?
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Lee W, MVP earned 125 total points
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My recommendation is on it's own server.  You can make that server a DC - it won't hurt anything - provided you have another server that's also a DC.  During the backup jobs, this server is going to be flooded with data and any other task it may need to do may suffer because of that.  Of course if your backups take 2 hours and no one is using the systems EVER during the backup window, then I wouldn't worry about it...
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hi, Wayy2be

I would go with as leew states here in case you have lots of servers / Data stored around different servers
you could use a secondary GB NIC and do all the backup over fibre but you'll need a dedicated backupserver.

DC
I would not use the DC, my oppinion what a DC's joblist:
Active Directory, Logon script/Logn service, DHCP, DHCP BootP if neccesarry, DNS/Primary, Shared Print Server/scope,

Member servers:
Same as above, + DNS Secondary, + Rest of Microsoft IIS + SQL you know
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Thanks for the help guys :)
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