I currently have under my control a SBS 2003 server which has inside a RAID 5 collection of drives (4x 36 gb with 1x 36 gb backup, 102gb storage) and 1 IDE drive (120gb). The maximum possible backup required is 220GB, the current required is about 150 for a full backup
In the server is an AIT-1 tape drive with 35 gb native 90 gb max tapes. I have 5 tapes for this drive which were bought approximately 18 months ago and have been used on a weekly rotation schedule since. There is no firewire, and the USB ports are USB v1.1
What would be the best method to back up the server?
Currently the option I am considering is installing a drive drawer and using a pair of 250 gig Maxtor DiamondPlus10 ATA133 hard disks and hot swapping daily, storing the unused drive in a fireproof safe. This will cost approximately £170
Does anyone have any other suggestions?