I have two windows servers that I need to implement a tape backup solution for. The old servers these are replacing have an old DAT40 tape drive each, hence lots of media.
I have about 110GB of data on each server, some of which may be replicated between the two servers.
I have been looking at a DAT320 from Quantum which comes with BackupExec Quickstart.
As both server's data could fit onto one tape, looks like I can get away with one drive.
I need to do a daily backup so the day's tape can be taken away each night.
What would be the suggested route?
I am wondering whether I should install an extra HDD in the server with the DAT drive, the backup program does some backups to this new volume, and then each evening.
I think I need some extra software addon to get the data from the 2nd server?
What would happen if that server went down? I wouldnt be able to do any backups...
Am I thinking along the right lines?