Posted on 2015-02-20
I am facing a problem I do not have enough knowledge to resolve. I need to purchase a PC that act as a Quickbooks server and a file server. Any good desktop PC should be sufficient. The issue is, the user insists on using something like Dell RD1000 Removable Disk Storage for data backup, where your backup drive stays connected, but you switch the backup media daily. From what I can see, I need to purchase a server to work with RD1000, not a regular desktop. I asked HP, and they also replied that I need to purchase a server. The user does not want to use cloud backup, and wants to be able to make a daily backup, then take the media home with him.
I remember this was simple to do when iOmega Zipdrive was around, but I think that technology is not current anymore.
Purchasing a decent server for him seems like an overkill, and certainly puts us above his budget. Is there another type of backup storage alternative?