I have a small business LAN with about 140 gigs of data to backup.
When I arrived they were using back up exec to backup to Western Digital My Book devices.
This has worked out horribly.
When the My Book is recognized there is some small snag with backup exec regarding a setting that needs to be tweaked to allow the backup to finish correctly. Just when I think I have it set, something else pops up. Also, the My Book does become unreconized from time to time.
All of this adds up to a huge headache because backups are so critical.
I have been searching around the net but there is no apparent alternative aside from a san device (Which i think would be overkill) or backup to tape (Which I feel is a step back).
What I'd really like is some thought around what you think is the best backup solution for a small LAN 60 - 80 users. That wouldn't break the bank.
Right now I am leaning towards either another My Book or a Maxtor networkable drive.
Thanks very much for anything you could share.