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Looking for best DAS today (tape backup?)

By rswanson ·
I am an IT consultant in Charleston, SC we have several small businesses that we support and offer assistance to.

The current problem with almost every business is which tape backup hardware solution should we choose?

Travan - YUK
DDS4 - just not enought space
LTO - way too expensive for small sites

So I am looking for solutions if you have a thought please let me know. Thanks in advance ;-)

Roger Swanson
Computer Network Enterprises, Inc.
Charleston, SC

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How about DLT or even SDLT

by dafe2 In reply to Looking for best DAS toda ...

HP or Quantum DLT or SDLT drives have come down in price since the introduction of LTO.

THe tapes are a little pricey (still).

The drives themselves are VERY reliable and extremely fast, especially when compared to Travan & DDS4.

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Backup hardware

by Hundu In reply to Looking for best DAS toda ...


As from my experience DDS is more like "Write Only Memory" - It is my advice to avoid it as long as possible.
For quality backups there are SDLT and LTO and AIT.
For budget - VXA and DLT VS series from Quantum. And if this is small business - consider autoloader. It can save a day...


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