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Has anyone used Acronis True Image over the network to a Buffalo TeraStation Pro II NAS ?

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I have a number of SBS 2003 clients who have outgrown their tape drives. I want to use Acronis True Image for Small Business Server because of the hardware independant restore facility. I want to locate Buffalo TeraStation Pro II devices on the network. I have had problems with SBS 2003 Backup not recognizing a NAS device unless the NAS supported iSCSI so SBS could be fooled into thinking it was a tape drive. The problem is the iSCSI versionso of the Buffalo are a full 35% more expensive. I would appreciate any comments or suggestions, keeping in mind my goals are cost (SMB clients), hardware independant restore, and connection over the network and not USB. Thank you
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We back up to an external single drive and have Acronis call a script to copy the last data backup off the drive to the NAS

I know it a two step process but it works.

On our Windows 2003 servers we are able to backup directly.

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"On our Windows 2003 servers we are able to backup directly"  What do you mean, exactly? Are you using Acronis to "backup directly" to network attached storage?
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On our Windows 2003 server we mapped our Buffalo TeraStation Live Station NAS to a drive letter and backup directlly.
We have a gigabit network and we backup after all the user have gone home for the night.

This is a different unit than yours.

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And are you using Acronis True Image backup software, and is the TeraStation Live Station NAS connected via USB or Ethernet?
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Yes the TerraStation is connectted via ethernet and We are using Acronis True Image Server Edtion.

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We have our Terrastation using a fixed ip if that helps.

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