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Moving 120GB between sites

By wmr02 ·
I want to build in the ability to move a 120 to 150 GB backup between sites as quickly as possible with the following constraints. Data Comm solutions can not be explored as upgrading to GB or higher speed would be prohibitivly expensive. We want a solution that is faster than moving a tape cartridge (Currently copying data to a tape takes 6+ hours).

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by TheChas In reply to Moving 120GB between site ...

Try a portable external hard drive, or a "hot-swap" drive bay.

A USB 2.0 external drive should be a LOT faster than your tape drive.

An internal IDE or SCSI drive in a hot-swap bay should be even faster.

Chas

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We considered the USB 2.0 solution, the drive we tested is only doing about 1 - 2 gig per hour (we are checking in to this). Our IBM consultant tells us not to expect more than about 20Gig per hour way slower than we want. THe server in question has no available drive bays (The x440 only has 2 HDD bays in the base chassis.)

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by NBP Backup In reply to Moving 120GB between site ...

Contact e-Vault Northwest (www.evaultnw.com) and see if they can work this out for you. You may be able to use their backup software to accomplish what you want.

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This server does not face the internet, even if it did the leased line between sites is only 100 megabits/second experience shows me that we six to 8 hours to copy this file over a 100 megabit connection.

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by Armour In reply to Moving 120GB between site ...

as you have no drive bay you could still go that route by putting a removiable drive bay in another computer and dump the data over the Network

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by wmr02 In reply to

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That still doesn't get arround the slow 10/100 network. What we decided to do shortly before this response was to put a giigabit ethernet card in a PC and connect it directly to the server's spare gig port with a crossover thereby increasing bandwidth significantly.

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