This has probably been asked over the years time and time again, but thats down to advancments in technology.
I have just spoken to a few of my suppliers about a SDLT320 tape drive for our DR site and i have been told they are end of life.
The requirement is to backup 300GB of data from a compaq server that is our main file server, from ArcServe in the usual over night GFS backup routines. However we need to restore this data in our DR site should we need to.
My question is this, should i stick with the 'DLT' track and go with the SDLTII (300GB native) or choose something else such as ultrium. What are the Pro's and cons of different technologies
Im not to bothered about previous backups as we will have the old drives around should we need to restore older tapes.
Real world views appreciated.