Ok, here’s the situation.
I have inherited an SBS 2003 environment. We have about 20 users on a Dell Server, with an 80 gig drive. We have a 40 gig (compressed) Tape backup system.
Just in the last few days, the tapes have reached capacity, and the BU Software (Dantz Retrospect 7) has begun asking for a SECOND tape. This is not good, as I am an off-site consultant.
I am considering moving to a different BU solution, or augmenting the current system with an external HD-based product.
I have never especially liked tape backup systems, but I know that they do have their place, and in the right environment they are the best solution…..especially when keeping backups of all files for several weeks. But now with the amount of Data on the server exceeding the tape capacity, I’d like to look at other solutions.
The client is planning for a new server in about six months, but I’d like to implement a new backup solution now. COST IS A FACTOR.
So, experts….your thoughts on a solution for this environment?