SAN/NAS for backup and expandability
Posted on 2005-03-13
I need some sort of backup system. I am interested in a disk backup system since it seems to be much faster and easier to use than tape. I am currently running a 120gb device that took 6 times slower to backup 300mb than to another server on the network...So I need something real good and fast. While looking at the solutions out there, it seems that all the NAS devices in the range I need - about 400gb, are about $4,000 - $5,000. While being in that price range, I am thinking - why not just bounce a couple more bucks and get a SAN machine like the Dell/EMC AX100...Since I am planning to need SAN expandability for my SQL server... Can anyone offer any advice as to what path to take... Also, I have been looking into SAS a lot and also thought it might be a good idea to wait a few months for it to come out and get a device then... Can anyone offer me good advice on what path to choose.. Saving $1,000 or $2,000 is not the issue, I would rather make a better decision for the future...