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Data backup

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by itbookham, May 17, 2010.

  1. itbookham

    itbookham Nibble Poster


    We presently use an external Quantum tape backup drive for backing up our SBS 2003 server. Are there any advantages in using remote data backup?

    Thanks for looking.
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  2. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    Advantages: no tapes.

    Disadvantages: Unless you mean "remote" as in "still on your corporate network", you won't have control over the security of your data. Plus, upload speeds can be slow.
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  3. LukeP

    LukeP Gigabyte Poster

    As Michael said. If it's remote branch office or something where you control the system on the other end it's definately the way to go. (No tapes!!)

    If you haven't got second site and by remote backup you mean backing up to cloud or other kind of remote backup solution supplier it works out quite expensive compared to tape solution you have in place already.
    The worst thing is it's not one-off cost. With backup you will be using a lot of storage and a lot of bandwidth.
    The costs we worked out would be were hovering in between £2000 - £5000 per year which might not be a fortune but it's coming out of our budget so... no.

    For the reference we were looking at having secondary colocated DPM server in a data centre (rented space and bandwidth, our hardware and software) and backing up DPM server to Iron Mountain cloud.
    Last edited: May 17, 2010
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