Posted on 2006-11-27
After taking over for my old boss I'm giving our backup solutions a major overhaul.
At present I've got a Windows 2K box running SQL, a Win2k3 box, 2 OES servers one running Zenworks the other running GroupWise.
In the past we've pretty much let the servers backup themselves. A lot like making a spare key and keeping it on your keyring if you have a severe hardware failure. Add to that we've got 2 different backup solutions. ArcServe for Windows 2K and BackUp Exec for Netware. Of the two I like BackUp Exec for ease of use and reliability, however since Symantec bought them their Novell solutions pretty much suck. (We'll backup all your servers, but Novell has to backup locally....WHY!?!?!)
At any rate I'm looking for an independent solution and NovaNet seems to have all that I need at a price that I can afford.
I've not heard a lot from folks who have had experience with it and I'm still keeping my mind open. I can't afford SyncSort for our environment their quote came in at around $30,000....right now even with all the plug-ins and hardware NovaNet comes in around 12,000.
On a side note...does everyone like LTO-3?