just reading up on LTO speeds as seen on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear_Tape-Open
LTO1 LTO2 LTO3 LTO4 LTO5 LTO6
20 40 80 120 140 160 speed in mBs
our Gigabit network can transfer using SMB from server to server at 80mBs
so would our backups max out at LTO3, do we need a 10gb backbone for faster backup speeds?
We use backup exec to backup our servers which have a range of disks from
2TB RAID 1 3.5" SATA
146GB RAID 1 2.5" SAS 1
RAID 5 SAS 2 SAN
in short, should we upgrade to a better LTO drive to get some faster backups?