Recommendations for a cheap D2D tape drive for home lab testing.

Posted on 2012-09-05
Last Modified: 2012-09-11

My workplace uses HP D2D backup systems with BE 12. In order to gain some experience I was looking to purchase a similar type of device, only a lot cheaper (hopefully)

What would you recommend I should by for the purpose of testing, etc.

Also, can anyome offer any links to tutorials to working with D2Ds -

Question by:Kimba123
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    I'm not sure what you mean with "D2D Tape Drive". D2D stands for Disk to Disk and doesn't have anything to do with a tape drive. You can usually use any hard-disk or USB attached hard-disk for this, and often use can also use a network share or NAS to backup to.

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    The D2D we use has a built in tape drive. It's a HP box, looks like a normal PC only with a tape loader at the top. Little bit expensive for a home lad, i was looking for something that would emulate this for testing purposes.....
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    That would be something that does D2D2T (Disk to Disk and then to Tape). Just get an extra tape drive to do that.

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