• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 676
  • Last Modified:

Backing up from NAS to Tape

We have a NAS device that stores all of our data. Is there a way to push this data directly to tape? I do not want to keep the data local on the server. Please let me know of any possible solutions, I have not purchased a tape drive yet.
0
Cobra25
Asked:
Cobra25
  • 4
  • 4
  • 3
  • +2
2 Solutions
 
Aaron TomoskyTechnology ConsultantCommented:
You'll have to attach the tape drive to a PC probably adding a scsi card in the process. Then use that PC to backup the nas to tape.
0
 
Duncan MeyersCommented:
Depends on your NAS device. If it supports NDMP, then you can connect a tape drive to it and dump data directly to tape. You'll need an NDMP license for your backup software to do this.

If your NAS device does not support NDMP, then you can mount file shares on your backup server and back up from them. It's slow, but it's cheap and it works.
0
 
Duncan MeyersCommented:
What is the NAS device?
0
Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
chihsCommented:
As I know, NAS for enterprise all have the solution on Tape backup, but still have the limitation for Tape devices and backup software.
NAS for home may depend on its design.
0
 
Cobra25Author Commented:
Do you have any links to cheap NASs that will work? They requirement is that data is stored on a NAS, so i can swap out the nas if need be with another, and no i cant use a PC. Sorry i didnt design this stupid process.
0
 
Duncan MeyersCommented:
What is the existing NAS?
0
 
Cobra25Author Commented:
d-link dns-323
0
 
chihsCommented:
Read the manual of d-link dns-323, it cannot work with a tape backup.
0
 
Cobra25Author Commented:
Right, so what can i use instead for a low price then
0
 
chihsCommented:
I will suggest you to inquiry the Synology and QNAP, both companies are NAS experts and have many consumer models to choose, Sorry for I cannot know which model exact support to connect the Tape drives direct.
One thing need to mention you, if  a low cost NAS did support to work with a Tape drvie will still need a tape backup software is running on the PC. Only the enterprise NAS will builtin the Tape backup software.
0
 
driskolltCommented:
You'd probably be better off just using a Windows or *NIX box for your file shares.  Those will be much easier to backup with your current backup environment.

Why do you specifically need a NAS appliance?  Consumer-grade NAS boxes like the one you're using aren't going to give you any more functionality than a Windows or *NIX server.  You might just be better off saying 'I'm sorry - this was a bad idea" and just moving to a different platform.
0
 
Cobra25Author Commented:
I think i wll go with a server instead. Thanks
0
 
Duncan MeyersCommented:
Thanks! Glad I could help.
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

  • 4
  • 4
  • 3
  • +2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now