?
Solved

Backup Drive

Posted on 2013-10-24
11
Medium Priority
?
351 Views
Last Modified: 2013-10-25
Can anybody recommend a backup drive for a HP ML310 running backup exec. They are not backing up more than 200GB.

They need to backup exchange and windows etc.
0
Comment
Question by:monarchit
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 5
  • 3
  • 2
  • +1
11 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:abhi_mahe
ID: 39597018
Hello ,

            You check with "Sony DDS SDT-7000/N DAT Tape Drive" or " 8TB TeraStation Pro Rackmount WSS Windows Powered Network Storage Server from Buffalo " for backing up exchange and windows.
0
 
LVL 88

Expert Comment

by:rindi
ID: 39597154
Get yourself a USB dock, something like the one below:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA34P0ZK7630

Then you can buy several standard HD's you can swap in for your backups.
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:crash2000
ID: 39599707
Just get 3 USB 500Gb External drives.
Then Rotate them
1 Connected
1 offsite
1 in transit

TBH - you could go for 1Tb drives, they are cheap and will give you some future proofing
0
Has Powershell sent you back into the Stone Age?

If managing Active Directory using Windows Powershell® is making you feel like you stepped back in time, you are not alone.  For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why.

 

Author Comment

by:monarchit
ID: 39599782
Using backup exec and backing up Exchange etc, how quick is the transfer?
0
 
LVL 6

Assisted Solution

by:crash2000
crash2000 earned 1000 total points
ID: 39599786
I can only guess but I would expect 200Gb in around 2 hours. Of course an incremental backup would be less.

Mark
0
 
LVL 88

Accepted Solution

by:
rindi earned 1000 total points
ID: 39599796
If you get a USB 3 dock as in the example I posted above, and your server has USB 3 ports, the speed will be approximately the same as if you were backing up to internal drives.

Of course the speed will vary, depending on what else your server is doing while backing up. Normally backups don't have a high priority when other things are running.
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:crash2000
ID: 39599807
I don't believe that server has USB 3.0.
I may be mistaken.
0
 
LVL 88

Expert Comment

by:rindi
ID: 39599832
If it doesn't, you can always add a USB 3 card...
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:crash2000
ID: 39599836
True.
0
 

Author Comment

by:monarchit
ID: 39599902
yeah it does not, but will add one. Thanks
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:crash2000
ID: 39599904
Glad to help
0

Featured Post

Has Powershell sent you back into the Stone Age?

If managing Active Directory using Windows Powershell® is making you feel like you stepped back in time, you are not alone.  For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

OfficeMate Freezes on login or does not load after login credentials are input.
For anyone that has accidentally used newSID with Server 2008 R2 (like I did) and hasn't been able to get the server running again because you were unlucky (as I was) and had no backups - I was able to get things working by doing a Registry Hive rec…
This tutorial will show how to push an installation of Backup Exec to an additional server in both 2012 and 2014 versions of the software. Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, select Installation and Licensing, then I…
This tutorial will give a short introduction and overview of Backup Exec 2012 and how to navigate and perform basic functions. Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, are global settings for the application such as conne…
Suggested Courses

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question