Tape or Disk that is the question
Posted on 2006-03-21
I am seeking your advice.
I've been asked by my boss to come up with a loution that works. Our budget is meager.....
We have Small Business Server
A couple of Win 2003 servers
SQL 2000 on 1 server
SQL 2005 on 1 server (We intend to increase these for testing only (MSDN))
8 Win XP PC's
I've looked at the data on our network and it's adding up to around 100Gb, I accept that a lot of that will compress down but I know this data will grow in size.
I'm constantly looking around for a 'low cost' but accurate backup solution. I've downloaded Yosemite 8.1 and it looks rally easy to use but with all the add ons the price mounts up.
The other area is what media to back up to.......
We have a 'clapped out' tape drive, Tanberg MLR3, and want your recommendations on a tape drive, poss USB 2.0?
Backing up to external USB 2.0 Discs, I think this may be an option as they're quite cheap per gb of storage, what do you think?
Any advice on this would be great!