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D2D2T Backup solution advice !!!

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I'm currently operating under a very restricted budget backing up about 40 servers using Backup exec 12.0 and
and a DLT tape drive system.  Current Full backup runs about 1TB.  I need to be expandable up to 20TB.
I want to look into an D2D2T solution and am wondering what experience good/bad you may of had with a similar upgrade ?
I also have about 20 virtual servers (15VM, 5 Microsoft) which I need to be able to include in the Backups.
Thanks for your time.
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Hi and thanks for the response.  I have started to look at a SAN solution but then i come up against VTL which I believe is a software(Virtual Backup Simulator) running on a SAN  which would obviously cost alot more and i am wondering what real life budget conscious people are doing.  
Is using a SAN for D2D2T Backup considered good practice or a complete waste of money/resources ?
I believe VTL is very quick but is it justified ?

As regards backup window, currently nothing is taken off line at all.  I run Differential jobs every night and Full on the Weekend.

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It was an open ended question.  Just really looking for some advice.  I had heard most of this before but it was presented clearly here which confirmed/reinforced my existing ideas.
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