I have a customer that has a Win2000 box configured as a file server on a small network. It has a Seagate STT20000A tape drive that uses Traven TR-5 Tapes. This backup method is sufficient for now but....
He wants to upgrade the server to a faster computer, a dedicated server (though still a desktop operating system.) He'd also like to replace the tape drive. I need some help since tape drives are foreign objects to me.
Should he consider online backup instead? Do the pros far outweigh the cons?
Tape drives seem to be expensive and the scheduled backups are difficult to configure. True or False.
Should I try to find a drive that is compatible with his aging drive/tapes? I priced an Iomega at Newegg but the tapes for it are far more expensive than the ones he currently uses.
Space and size are not an issue. We'll probably be backing up less than 1 Gig for the next 5 years.