My client is looking for a backup and storage solution for around 15TB of media data. Our first thought process was to load up a HP server with 3TB SAS disks for the storage, then utilise a large LTO5 autoloader (capable of up to 24TB or so) for doing the offsite backups combined with Symantec Backup Exec.
Daily data change is around 500GB to 700GB a day and taking backups offsite is critical.
I have three main questions but would be grateful of any other advice outside of these:
1) Assuming we use the suggested solution, whats the best backup strategy to accomodate taking offsite backups? Full backup weekend then differential nightly?
2) Some one has suggested the de-duplication plug in for Backup Exec but can this work with tape and if so how?
3) Can anyone offer any other better solutions? I know tape is a little old hat now but it still seems like the best candidate when it comes to taking media offsite!?
We're used to working with small businesses so this is a little out of our comfort zone hence looking for some guidance.