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By genecalai ·
We are in need of upgrading our backup devise. Over the last two years the number of servers we support has grown to over twenty. We aren't on a SAN yet, but will most likely be there soon. First, we would like to upgrade our backup system. I recently found Nexsan: http://www.nexsan.com.
Has anyone implemented their Disk to Disk backup solution or had any experience with this company? Their products sound great. Any advise would be appreciated.

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by genecalai In reply to Backup to Disk with Nexsa ...

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by MallardtooXX In reply to Backup to Disk with Nexsa ...

genecalai,
I looked at them when we went through a major overhaul about a year ago. I did not go with them however. It was not because they couldn't pass muster but rather I found a what I feel to be astronger solution. May I suggest http://www.xiotech.com/. They area wonderful company that will answer any questions you have. They implement Veritas as their solution. They also have SAN technology that will **** you away, partitioning on the fly, true triple redundancy things of this nature. I am planning on using them myself when I am ready to upgrade our current SAN. I would highly recommend giving them a look.
I hope this helps. As far as Nexsan goes they are a solid company, they just didn't have the features we were looking for. Currently we have a san that holds 1.835 tb and I am planning on moving up to 4.35 soon. Good Luck email me if you have questions
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by MallardtooXX In reply to Backup to Disk with Nexsa ...

I would also like to stress something here. I am in no way saying that our solution will necessarily work for you. Nexsan is a good company. IF their solution is what you think is best then by all means go with it. Veritas is the solution we went with and we are very happy with it. I kinda got off track with my inital response the word san popped up and I got all crazy =) As far as backups are concerned If I were to have gone with NexSan, I was looking at something vry similar to the ATA Beast, I think it is aviable solution for most places.

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by MallardtooXX In reply to Backup to Disk with Nexsa ...

One more thing here and then I promise to shut up. If you are planning in any way to go to a SAN you should honestly consider doing it at the same time you do your backup solution, this will save you tons of time and headaches in the future when you are trying to pick a SAN to fit your backup solution instead of visa versa. just another 2 cents worth
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by genecalai In reply to Backup to Disk with Nexsa ...

I was looking for info from someone that had more experience with NEXSAN, used their products, and optimally their Disk to Disk backup solution.

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by Maelgwyn In reply to Backup to Disk with Nexsa ...

Ok, I hunted around, as I had not had much experience with this technology, and I was quite surprised with what I ofund.

One person, who liked to remain confidential, had remarked that the company was great, as they got some of their older hardware for a major in house job that involved some sort of computational modelling, and they needed more bandwidth. Dont ask, I really didnt get much of the particulars, and I was half asleep during this particular lecture... Well, I wish I had paid more attention, for that site was given to us for research and we were told the nitty gritty.. *sigh* Wish I had paid more attention...

Looking at SAN, I cannot see what is so bad about it, and why you shouldnt implement it. Maybe you could then beexplaining it to us, like the other person, a uni lecturer, tried to...

Maelgwyn

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by genecalai In reply to Backup to Disk with Nexsa ...

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by wlbowers In reply to Backup to Disk with Nexsa ...

what ever the company you decide to go with ask them to give you a demonstration and a full compatibility check.

HP has solutions that go to over 100 tb.
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/storage/tapestorage.html

Sun has massive solutions.
http://www.sun.com/storage/tape/
http://www.sun.com/storage/tape/tape_lib_comparison.html


Here is a listing of the tape companies.
http://www.windrivers.com/alpha/tape.htm
http://www.kintronics.com/exabyte/Exabyteproducts.html


Good Luck Lee

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by RiverFreight In reply to Backup to Disk with Nexsa ...

Yes it is a technology that is out of date with the introduction of the NT space in the web coupled to a web harddrive but, Nexan is a Company I have called in and is excellent at what they do, most people that use them though end up trying to get something they do not provide, that is introductory training and follow-up and on-going training, this is not what they do so I couple them with a company that provides that kind of service to my and everyones satisfaction.
Tis what I've got to say in the matter.

RIVER FREIGHT

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