Okay, I have something that I can't seem to find a good answer for.
I have the main storage server that has too much data on it to back it up to tape. I can backup a lot of it, but just not all of it. The main storage server is running Server 2003R2.
I have 3 folders on the same volume on the main storage server that have about 1.5TB of data, that contains about 35 million Tiff images.
I took some extra hardware that I have, and built a second server that I am calling the Vault. It has 3.6TB of disk on it and I will be growing it even larger when we order our new SAN. The Vault server is running Server 2008.
So, here is what I am trying to do. Since I can't get the data on tape, my idea is to at least have a second copy of it, just in case something happens to the first one.
The servers are connected via GB Ethernet, and are located in different parts of the building.
I have copied all of the data to new server, so I have a starting point where I don't have to do the initial copy during my sync.
I have tried:
Robocopy - It takes about 50+ hours to complete.
SyncToy - Never finishes and I give up.
DFS - Never seems to complete the initial sync.
Another server that I want to backup is also full of Tiff's, but is not currently on the domain. For that one I am using Robocopy and it's takes 2 hours to sync 725GB of Encrypted Tiffs. That one is going to keep growing and will hit about 2TB by the end of the year.
What can I do? Is there a way for me to do this? Or do I look at purchasing a SAN that can do this for me?