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Alternative to using SBS Backup?

DReade83 asked
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
One of my client's has been having great trouble with their backup solution for a while now, where SBS is backing up to a Dell PV Tape Drive using DAT72 tapes.

The drive is asking for a cleaning tape after every backup job for a start. The drive has been replaced by Dell once already and it's using a SCSI interface. I've ran the Dell xTalk tool to ensure the drive and tapes work and the results come back as successful. In other instances the drive will take 5 hours on one day and complete, starting at 00:00, and others the job will run through the whole day up until 16:00, then fail!

I've been looking into other solutions but it's an extra £400 for the software, plus the additional support costs too to think of.

Is there an easier way of sorting this out?
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