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Data Center Backup Solution

By Jeff7181 ·
I'm investigating alternative backup solutions for our data center. Currently we're using an SL500 library with 4 LTO4 drives and a D2D device.

We have about 40 TB of database backups which reside on our SAN that are sent to a share via SQL Litespeed and reduced to about 5 TB, which is then backed up to the LTO4 tapes.

We also have about 5 TB of non-SQL data that we send to our D2D device daily, with weekly backups of this data to tape.

The problem is it's too damn slow, and having two different backup solutions just plain sucks from an administrative perspective. Every now and then we have a job that takes 16 hours for some reason.

Just curious what other people are using to back up this kind of data. The backups we send to tape and the D2D device are fulls, the by way. So we have 10+ TB of data that needs to be backed up daily.

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