[THIN] Re: OT: Disk-Based Backups for Small Companies

Give these same people any type of technology and you can expect the same 
issues. The two main issues I find with tapes are 1) people don't know how to 
use them or 2) they go cheap and buy a sub $1000 drive that is junk. Often 
people never test the tape drives to make sure they can restore and that is a 
disaster waiting to happen. Of course after the company data is lost no one 
ever says "I forgot to test the tape drive" no they say "the crap tape drive 
didn't work".

 

Matthew Shrewsbury, MCSE+Internet MCSE 2000 CCA Server+

Network Manager

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From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
BOURHIS Laurent
Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2006 8:30 AM
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Subject: [THIN] Re: OT: Disk-Based Backups for Small Companies

 

Hi,

 

Just remember having read an article on Sunbelt.com on the « The Tape 
Reliability Challenge ». Even if it's rather old, I thought it was interesting.

Here's an extract :

« Today, tape continues to be one of the most commonly used storage mediums for 
backup, archiving and remote site disaster recovery. In addition, the emergence 
of new compliance regulations has significantly raised the stakes in data 
protection for both large and small-to-medium customers. A Yankee Group and 
Sunbelt Software survey of 362 IT executives in March 2004 found 42 percent of 
respondents had been unable to recover data from tape in the last year as a 
result of tape unreliability. As a result, customers now rank tape reliability 
as a key buying criteria for tape cartridges. »

Full article can be found here : 
http://www.wservernews.com/archives/w2knews-20040405.html

 

Hope this helps,

 

Laurent

 

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Matthew Shrewsbury
Envoyé : jeudi 6 avril 2006 14:13
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A lot of people are under the impression that tapes are old technology. The 
truth of the matter is tape is still one of the only real reliable ways to 
backup large amounts of data. I would feel much safer with a disk to tape 
backup solution over just trusting disks.

 

Matthew Shrewsbury, MCSE+Internet MCSE 2000 CCA Server+

Network Manager

-----Original Message-----
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Luchette, Jon
Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2006 7:59 AM
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Subject: [THIN] Re: OT: Disk-Based Backups for Small Companies

 

we might make that recommendation but client has stated they would like to stay 
away from tape for some reason.  It is still early in the discussions so I am 
limited as to understanding why they feel this way...

 

 

_______________________________________________
Jon Luchette

Emerson Hospital

Technology Specialist III

Work: 978-287-3369

Cell:  978-360-1379

jluchette@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
_______________________________________________

 

 

 

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From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Matthew Shrewsbury
Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2006 7:52 AM
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Subject: [THIN] Re: OT: Disk-Based Backups for Small Companies

If you're willing to spend up to 5K why not go LTO?

 

Matthew Shrewsbury, MCSE+Internet MCSE 2000 CCA Server+

Network Manager

-----Original Message-----
From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Nick Smith
Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2006 7:01 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: OT: Disk-Based Backups for Small Companies

 

You could look at the Sonicwall CDP range. It has some gaping flaws IMO, but 
might suit.

 

Otherwise www.peersyncsoftware.com <http://www.peersyncsoftware.com/>  their 
product is fine for backup - synch less so.

 

Finally avail, which is similar to persync.

 

Nick

 

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From: Luchette, Jon [mailto:JLuchette@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: 05 April 2006 19:14
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] OT: Disk-Based Backups for Small Companies

 

Hello,

 

Anybody know of any good disk-based backup systems for a small company (5 
Windows Servers) Ideally I would like to keep it under $5k.

 

Thanks!

 

 

_______________________________________________
Jon Luchette

Emerson Hospital 

Technology Specialist III

Work: 978-287-3369

Cell:  978-360-1379

jluchette@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
_______________________________________________

 

 

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