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    Hi all,

    Im looking into changing our backup method as the current USB 2 -> Sata which for a full backup can take upto 13 hours. Ideally I want to decrease the backup time and will no doubt have to go down the tape drive route.

    Was wondering if anyone had any ideas/reccomendations?

    Thanks

  • #2
    Re: Can anyone reccomend a good alternative solution to backups

    An alternative to backups... try prayer

    An alternative backup method... please give us more details about:
    The amount of data
    The backup tool you are using
    Anything else.

    13 hours may be reasonable -- I have some that take much longer
    Tom Jones
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    Ossian Ltd
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    • #3
      Re: Can anyone reccomend a good alternative solution to backups

      The current setup is backing up to external SATA drive via a usb docking station with backup exec. Data wise we're looking at about 350GB, I agree 13 hours isnt massive but it leaves a small window for fault diagnosing and or backup re-runs which at the moment is the main concern.
      Thanks

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      • #4
        Re: Can anyone reccomend a good alternative solution to backups

        eSATA and Firewire are a lot faster, alternatively how about a dedicated backup server (fast) then a further backup to disk
        Tom Jones
        MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
        PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
        IT Trainer / Consultant
        Ossian Ltd
        Scotland

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        • #5
          Re: Can anyone reccomend a good alternative solution to backups

          Didnt think about eSata and it turns out the dock has a sata port oin it - now to find an eSata card which will work the the ML330 G6 - would most play ball?

          Thanks Ossian for the idea

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          • #6
            Re: Can anyone reccomend a good alternative solution to backups

            Or even USB 3. This would require a USB 3 card plus a USB 3 HDD enclosure.
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