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Windows Server Backup (W2K8 server) to Tape Drive?

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I have read some articles and they all said Windows Backup on 2008 server no longer support backing up to Tape Drives. Is that true?

So, if we insist of using tapes (please don't ask the reason), is our only option to look for a third party backup software such as Symentac? Do you know any Backup Software that are more reasonable in cost? We are only backing up data, no SQL or Exchange database.

Thanks.

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Thx for replies. Any idea how much it would cost? Is it per server or a one off charge per license?
There is the cost of the server licence, and the cost for each agent. Enterprise aganets are for Exchange and SQL, and Std agents are for file severs.

Your local microsoft reseller should be able to provide pricing.