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By jdam4921 ·
I have the software I will use to backup my small network. Now i am looking for some ideas on hardware. I need some suggestion on what you guys are using. What you know works; reasonabley priced. I will be using tape's but i have not idea what equipment is proven to be responsible. Keep in mind this is a small network. 3 systems only

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by fred07 In reply to Your thoughts count, as I ...

Why tapes?? I use cd rom on two and a mirror HD on the other one.

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Keep this thought in mind. Right now, tape may sound like an ideal solution for you. A couple years down the road if you experience troubles with that tape drive, will you be able to find a replacement that will read those tapes? If not, they willbe worthless. I suggest looking into a CD based solution. I am not familiar with them, but I just wanted to interject my opinion.

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It depends on HD size time window for backup. Travan drives are cheaper but slow and DAT/AIT drives are fast but more expensive. I prefer tape backups for redundancy and offsite storage ability.

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by Deadly Ernest In reply to Your thoughts count, as I ...

The cheapest and easiest option would most probably be to back up to CD via a burner. A few people I know with small networks actually have additional drives in the PCs and have a script running that mirrors the data storage between the PCs each night. They also have a removabel drive with ghost images of each PC to rebuild the 'c' drive if needed.

Many options all depends upon personal wishes and cost.

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