So we're dealing with a network consisting of 70 employees. 11 Servers (3 virtual) with about 9 Terabytes of data. Currently using a Dell PowerVault TL2000 which holds 24 tapes (1.6tb each). The drive is using Symantec to manage. The Exchange database is about 175GB and we're using Acronis to shadow a copy to our NAS drive for backup. All the data is generally active with about 5% needing to be archived.
The system is taking FOREVER to backup and the tape usage is nutz. What is a better way to backup this data? ...Without spending billions of dollars. Right now we're doing, year-end and month-end and the tape consumption is just crazy. Our full backups are taking about 3 days to complete. We are however, getting 100% successful backups.
We also use Undelete on the LAN (which is all Gigabit).
What's the best idea to grab all this data more efficiently, reliably and with less pucker factor??? :)
Thanks a million guys!