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Hi,

We are looking to change from tape backup to NAS backup and wondering if anyone have any recommendations on suitable NAS solutions.

We do have an old Netgear NV+ NAS enclosure with gigabit Ethernet. This has four bays for hard disks. Would this be reliable and suitable enough?

We are a small business, so do not have a bottomless pit of money and need to do this on a budget. We already have Symantec Backup Exec and Acronis for SBS 2008 to make image backups.

Has anyone got any recommendations.....
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by:TomRScott
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Personally, I have had better luck with external SATA enclosures with hot swap removable hard drives.

Like tapes, you can remove the drive once a desired period of backups has been performed, say a week. Once removed you can take them off-site.

Because they are a SATA drive on the server itself, it is fast and not impacted by nor impacts the network.

 - Tom
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BudDurland earned 2000 total points
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The readyNAS should be more than adequate for your backup needs.  You didn't mention what size hard drives are in it.  That would be the only hurdle -- making sure there is enough storage on the ReadyNAS to hold all your backups.

If you need additional protection for disaster recovery, you might consider an external USB drive to act as a backup to the ReadyNAS.  A backup could periodicall be made to the external drive and taken off-site.
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by:RickEpnet
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I have had good experiences with Thecus.  N7700PRO is a nice desktop the N8800PRO is a nice rack mount.
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