Windows 2012 R2 -- Backup Exec, replacement ?

I current have an LTO-4 drive which I am outgrowing.

Do you recommend some other type of Backup & Archive solution or should I just upgrade to LTO-6 ?
finance_teacherAsked:
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Iamthecreator OMCommented:
How long do you retain your  backups ? If you upgrade to LTO 6 you will still have the option to restore from LTO 4 tapes which will be lost if you move to another solution .
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Backup Exec is widely used and we use it. Just upgrade to a bigger tape drive.
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Tony GiangrecoCommented:
We've used Backup Exec for 15 years. We moved from tape to disk four years ago and it has worked out very well. Depending on your network, you might consider replacing tape with a solid NAS solution that eliminates the need for tape drive upgrades.

Hope this helps!
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finance_teacherAuthor Commented:
TG-TIS, What disk-based NAS vendor and model # are you using for backup ?
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Tony GiangrecoCommented:
My clients are smaller and haven't had the budget for a NAS, however we are currently discussing a Sysology unit for one of them. We current;y use Backup Exec with a pool of 15 external drives that are swapped in/out as needed.

Depending on the number of servers and disk utilization you have, I'd recommend a solid NAS with good support (just in case) to provide backup capacity and performance.

Here is a link on the unit we are current;y discussing at one client.

https://www.synology.com/en-us/products/DS1815+

Hope this info helps!
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Gerald ConnollyCommented:
LTO-6 at 2.5TB (native) is three times the capacity of LTO-4 and as already noted a LTO-6 drive can read (but not write) LTO-4 tapes
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