+ 0 Votes D2D2T synapseE 1 year ago Disk to Disk to Tape. I've never seen the need for ECC RAM. Sure, some of my servers had it. What is your budget? And why not a tape backup? Do your hard drives ever come back? or are you spending $500/week on HDD's? Get a decient NAS storage device. Put the backups on there. Write the tapes out once a week. Keep your hard drives to hold the "recent backups" online (as in, not offline storage, like tape) And just keep the last X Days of backups on the NAS. I worked at a factory with 75 employees. Servers were Win03sbs for MS-SQL, Redhat for fileserver for Art Dept, Sales, & Shop floor stuff. Redhat for router/web/email server, Redhat (err. CentOS, whatever) for the backup server. Backup server had RAID0 and LTO-3 Tape Drive so I could push it fast enough on dual p3's (compaq proliant dl360 or 380, this was 2005). I wrote all the rsync scripts myself, and the tar scripts. It would collect the differentials all week, then a full backup on thursday night, drop the tapes in friday morning so i could put them in the fire-safe vault before the weekend. I'm not a fan of BackupExec. or any "complete" software backup system. You have to put the pieces together yourself to fit your needs. Then make it automated, and alert you on fail. By the way, TEST YOUR BACKUPS!!! Do you have a "bare metal" recovery plan? + 0 Votes Great Advice David Nikolic 1 year ago Hi, Thanks for this useful information. One of my friend is going to start a new business, am sure he will a lot resourceful information. I personally liked your current back up strategy. + 0 Votes Great Advice David Nikolic 1 year ago Hi, Thanks for this useful information. One of my friend is going to start a new business, am sure he will a lot resourceful information. I personally liked your current back up strategy.