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By wtdrisco ·
Setting up a Windows2000 environment, with several offices. I am looking for a autoloader tape drive and what the best software is that will allow me to backup servers across T1 lines.

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by rob.wilcox1 In reply to WAN Backup Solutions

There are tons of Autoloaders out there, in both DLT and DAT format amongst others. Try HP's web site.

For software, I'd use BackupExec now from Veritas. It has a cool "Agent" which you install on the remote boxes, and it helps speed up the stream of data to the backup server (which in your case is remote)... This should help you get "fastest" performance.

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by ab3_tek In reply to WAN Backup Solutions

Try an ADIC Tape library. They have several sizes that all auot load and rotate tapes. Some come with mailboxes to put the new tapes in and take old ones out. Back-up Exec is the preferred software...stay away from Arcserve!!!

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by DRDON In reply to WAN Backup Solutions

For a tape unit, Exabyte, Compaq IBM, DEll and HP all have solutions. Your prime vendor or integrator might be able to help with pricing.

For software, Veritas Netbacker has the agents and open files agents and a central console to run the jobs. Management reports as to success or failure as well as job status is provided. Also can schedule jobs to run during a window.

You should need determine the backup window (how long you have to accomplish the task), the amount of data you are backing up, and then using the results calcualate the size of the unit you need, number of drive heads, etc. You might find that a RAID tape solution might be your best bet.

Hope this helps

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