Simple tape solution (with library) for Server 2012
Posted on 2013-06-25
I have my backups taken care of (very nicely) by Dell's AppAssure. I don't have any issues of getting the servers backed up initially.
What I'm facing is backing up ARCHIVE data to tape.
I currently have around 7 TB of archives that I have exported out of AppAssure that I need written to tape. I have Server 2012 installed with a Dell PowerVault P124T (SAS LTO 4) library.
I need software that will run the library for VERY basic backups and restores. I don't need scheduling, bare metal, virtual machine support or any of that crap. Most importantly, I don't want to pay for all those features that I'm not going to use.
I need an inexpensive tape backup solution that meets those needs. I have checked into some of the cheaper alternatives that support tape (Uranium, NovaStor (couldn't even get that one to start), etc). They might support tape, but they don't support tape libraries.
So how about it? I need simple backups and 2012 compatibility.