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backup solution (hardware) for SYmantec backup exec 2012

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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).
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by:Aaron Tomosky
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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.
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by:pgm554
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You could just get a bunch of external USB drives and rotate off site.

Nothing fancy and cheap.
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Aaron Tomosky earned 500 total points
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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.
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by:itbUD
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i see a scsi port. no USB3 . Just simple USB 2.
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by:pgm554
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usb 3 cards are about 15 or 20 bucks new
Use them right now.
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by:andyalder
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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.
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thanks
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