Currently running my backups on ADIC scalar 100 (LTO2) with BackupExec Veritas 10d (or is it 11d), am unable to meet my backup windows with data increasing on overnight basis, moreover, ADIC drives are failing and vendor is charging onscene amounts for replacement.
On storage front, there is a mix of 2Tb NetApp NAS and 8TB EMC SAN, which has almost reached full capacity and there is a need to further add capacity to my EMC.
There is no mechanism to de-dup or archive currently. Applications include MS Exchange 2003, Oracle Dbases 9d and lots of autocad drawing files residing on my NAS and SAN.
Vendors are coming with solution ranging from throwing the current storage (buyback) and get new storage boxes that have come to support both NAS/SAN protocols in one. Get a new Tape Library (SUn/TANDERG/ADIC etc for LTO4). Deploy Symantec's Enterprise Vault for Archival and Netback up for regular backups and most of these guys are touching a figure of US$1M.
Do I have any other options to explore??