Solved

backup solution (hardware) for SYmantec backup exec 2012

Posted on 2014-01-15
7
539 Views
Last Modified: 2014-02-14
I use SYMANTEC backup exec 2012 & take daily backups on Tapes. My tape drive has become defunct now & I  am looking for solutions (preferably disk based) & probably do a off site backup again from the backups already done on this hard drive.

I am looking for suggestion here on choosing the right hardware for backups . My Total backup data done is less than 1 TB.

I would like something that would work with my future setup as well  which would be Virtualized environment (VMWARE).
0
Comment
Question by:itbUD
[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
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • +1
7 Comments
 
LVL 39

Expert Comment

by:Aaron Tomosky
ID: 39784594
A small qnap or synology would probably be fine. What exactly do you plan on doing with vms? Just backing them up is no different.
0
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:pgm554
ID: 39785959
You could just get a bunch of external USB drives and rotate off site.

Nothing fancy and cheap.
0
 
LVL 39

Accepted Solution

by:
Aaron Tomosky earned 500 total points
ID: 39786026
If you have Esata on the server use that. Next choice is usb3. If all you have is usb2 that maxes out at 25MB/s. So adding a Esata card if you have room is an easy way to speed things up.
0
Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 

Author Comment

by:itbUD
ID: 39786117
i see a scsi port. no USB3 . Just simple USB 2.
0
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:pgm554
ID: 39786282
usb 3 cards are about 15 or 20 bucks new
Use them right now.
0
 
LVL 55

Expert Comment

by:andyalder
ID: 39789487
Getting the tape drive fixed is only going to cost about $400 depending on what it is, replacing the head on an Ultrium costs about that much.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:itbUD
ID: 39859832
thanks
0

Featured Post

MS Dynamics Made Instantly Simpler

Make Your Microsoft Dynamics Investment Count  & Drastically Decrease Training Time by Providing Intuitive Step-By-Step WalkThru Tutorials.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Formatting NAS for Mac and Windows 3 43
Shared files and folders migration 2 30
car stereo usb input not recognizing all files 9 28
Upgrade dos 4.00.1111 11 34
By default, Carbonite Server Backup manages your encryption key for you using Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 128-bit encryption. If you choose to manage your private encryption key, your backups will be encrypted using AES 256-bit encryption.
While rebooting windows server 2003 server , it's showing "active directory rebuilding indices please wait" at startup. It took a little while for this process to complete and once we logged on not all the services were started so another reboot is …
To efficiently enable the rotation of USB drives for backups, storage pools need to be created. This way no matter which USB drive is installed, the backups will successfully write without any administrative intervention. Multiple USB devices need t…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing of Data Protection Manager on a server running Windows Server 2012 R2, including the prerequisites. Microsoft .Net 3.5 is required. To install this feature, go to Server Manager…

733 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