I back up Small Business Server to tape daily and we've reached the point where data volumes are exceeding the tape capacity. I run our system but am not expert, and would appreciate a few pointers as to what to do. In particular
1. The tape is supposed to be 72GB (tapes are HPDAT72 C8010A), yet our data is around 37GB. So why does it fail when it should only be half fulll?
2. At the moment we backup up the whole of the C:\ drive. Is there anything we could probably safety exclude from the backup ?
3. If we were to upgrade our backup storage capacity, what are the best options ? Are there tapes with greater capacity ? what about hard drives (what about need for removal offsite ??) Online backups (is this practical for 37 Gbytes ?)