We are looking for an alternative solution to an existing internal disk to disk backup solution we are using in our Dell PowerEdge Servers.
Presently we use a startech pull-out drive sled. See link here: http://www.startech.com/item/DRW110ATABK-Black-Value-ATA-133-Drive-Drawer-with-Shock-Absorbers.aspx
This gives us some great flexibility in size of backup drives and the it’s a low cost solution that has tons of speed because it can connect to an ESATA port internally in the server.
We are having some issues with our customers swapping these drives out daily and Symantec Backup Exec 2010 recognizing them. We actually had to write a script to fix the situation but do not want to rely on this script as a workaround solution.
Traditionally we have used LTO Drives and Tape auto-loaders to provide backup solutions to our clients, but more and more clients want a cheaper solution using a disk to disk backup.
We have also used the RD1000 drives that Dell and Tandberg Data provide, but the cartridges are proprietary and this again is an expensive solution.
So, we are looking for an alternative solution that works and that has been tested.
Any additional information you need, please let me know.