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Backing up from NAS to Tape

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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.
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Aaron TomoskyDirector, SD-WAN Solutions
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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.
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What is the NAS device?

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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.

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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.
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What is the existing NAS?

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d-link dns-323

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Read the manual of d-link dns-323, it cannot work with a tape backup.

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Right, so what can i use instead for a low price then

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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.
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I think i wll go with a server instead. Thanks
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Thanks! Glad I could help.
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