tape backup unit options

Posted on 2005-04-21
Last Modified: 2010-04-03

I'm purchasing a dell PowerEdge SC1420 to be used as an application server for our network.  We already have a PowerEdge that handles storege and internet access for the internal network.  The existing PowerEdge has a tape backup.  My question is, do I need to buy an aditional TBU for the new PowerEdge, or can the existing TBU handle all the backup for both servers??  I ask, because they are so expen$ive, and I'm trying to keep cost down.

Any advice would be appreciated :)

Thanks - Trevor
Question by:trevorhartman
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    Accepted Solution

    Sorry, you have to do the math on this:

    1.  How much data are you backing up - TOTAL?
    2.  How long does it take to backup?
    3.  Does your backup software allow you to backup other servers?  Do you need to upgrade the license?  Get Client licenses?  Etc.
    4.  What is your growth (in terms of amount of data) you expect over the next 12 months.  24 months?  36 months?
    5.  What is the capacity of the existing TBU?

    Factor these all together for your answer
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    Author Comment

    looks like i'll be fine using the existing TBU, thanks for the info


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