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Removable SATA for Back-up

By mikewbc ·
I'm interested in trying to use SATA in a hot swap removable cartridge for server Back-up instead of our old "onstream" 30 gig SCSI tape. Has anyone used this type of set-up? We use UltraBac for backup which supports Disk to disk backups. Comments/suggestions

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by john.a In reply to Removable SATA for Back-u ...

I have not used SATA, but I have a suggestion - use a tapeless backup service. It is sweet. We tried out 3 online backup service providers over a 14 month period, and finally ended up with Subterranean Data Services because they use byte level technology for backups instead of incremntial. Their web site is www.remote-online-backup.com . We only backup up our mission critical data with them, which was 342MB compressed. Because of the "byte level" technology they use for daily backups, our backup monthly storage size was onluy 384MB after 6 months. I think they call "byte level" Delta techunology. Anyhow, the other 2 online backup providers we tried out used incremntial technology for daily backups. Our 342MB grew to 4GB plus in 7 months, and was still climbing. We still do a full backup on tape though, but only every 4-6 weeks. Oh, we pay $26.95 a month for the service. Way less than what we were spending on daily tape backups when we added labour in. Hope that helps.

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by john.a In reply to Removable SATA for Back-u ...

I have not used SATA, but I have a suggestion - use a tapeless backup service. It is sweet. We tried out 3 online backup service providers over a 14 month period, and finally ended up with Subterranean Data Services because they use byte level technology for backups instead of incremntial. Their web site is www.remote-online-backup.com . We only backup up our mission critical data with them, which was 342MB compressed. Because of the "byte level" technology they use for daily backups, our backup monthly storage size was onluy 384MB after 6 months. I think they call "byte level" Delta techunology. Anyhow, the other 2 online backup providers we tried out used incremntial technology for daily backups. Our 342MB grew to 4GB plus in 7 months, and was still climbing. We still do a full backup on tape though, but only every 4-6 weeks. Oh, we pay $26.95 a month for the service. Way less than what we were spending on daily tape backups when we added labour in. Hope that helps.

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by wlbowers In reply to Removable SATA for Back-u ...

There are several SATA Hot Swap drive bays.

Just do a google search for sata hot swap.

Lee

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Purchased the Kingwin SATA drive bay and 3 extra drawers. Now I have a 4 disk rotation of 120Gig Back-up. Thank you.

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