HP Tape Controller and Drive in Dell Server?
Posted on 2015-01-07
I need to backup our data so that I have daily backups that are secure and accessible for 7 years. The best bet will be to use tape for this. I am going to use Veeam B&R which I've been happy with for my backups targeted to disks.
I like HP tape drives because they have overall good reviews, better support (IMO), and are about $1000-$2000 cheaper depending on the configuration that what Dell has to offer.
My issue is that all my servers are Dell, not HP. The Dell T110 II server I am using for backups is a physical server (so I don't have to worry about ESXi compatibility) running Server 2012. I want to use a HP H222 SAS controller with a StoreEver Ultrium 6250 tape drive.
My only concern is that I am going to be using a HP SAS controller in Dell hardware. I can't imagine this will be an issue but since I will be spending a nice chunk of change on this I'm wondering if anyone knows if this could create a problem for me?