Looking for a decent internal backup device

Posted on 2006-04-28
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
Hi Experts,
               I am in the process of purchasing a server: Fujitsu Primergy 100 P4 2.8GHz, 2GB RAM, 2 x 80 GB SATA HDD, CD\DVD, LAN, Ps2 mouse and kybd.

OS = MS windows 2003 10 users, MDaemon Mailserver pro 12 user, AV, Arvive server.

Based on this info - can anyone point me to a decent Backup device?  My company is looking at the AIT80\200 Internal Backup device - never used it before and would like an opinion if at all possible.

Kind regards.
Question by:nigelbalcarres
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    Go for the new DLT devices...

    These are external..
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    If you don't intend on expanding your system to accomodate for more data in the near future, an AIT80(200) should be OK. If you intend to have more data in the future I'd look at something like LTO-2 or higher. Remember that an AIT80/200 has a native capacity of 80GB, 200GB is a marketing value when compression is used and that is hardly ever reached. In most cases you might be able to cram 120 ~ 140 GB to such a tape.
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    if you are set on a tape, the above suggestions are great.

    If you would like a more flexible solution, look into external USB Hard Drives.

    They are portable, flexible, and can be rotated, and stored off-site quite easliy.

    Could also be substantially cheaper.

    Archives can be burned to CD or DVD.

    good luck,

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