[unisog] Tape backup solutions
darden at armc.org
Mon Jun 17 14:20:26 GMT 2002
I think hard drives are cheap enough so you could just use NAS to mirror
your stuff. HDs are beginning to get competitive with tapes:
Tapes $75/40GB slow, ~1 year shelf life
HD $100/40GB fast, ~3 year shelf life
--Patrick Darden Internetworking Manager
-- 706.475.3312 darden at armc.org
-- Athens Regional Medical Center
On Tue, 11 Jun 2002, William Diehl III wrote:
> We are considering replacing our current tape backup system with new technology.
> We are looking at AIT-2 and a Sony LIB-152/A2 which we can get for about $5100 (15 slot, 1 drive).
> Tapes seem to be about $75 each.
> This system will be used to backup a samba file server, webmail server, oracle database server, etc with all systems running either Linux or Solaris.
> Does anyone have a comment on AIT-2? Should we spend the extra money and go with AIT-3? Or wait for IBM/Sony to release there new terabyte capacity tapes (This month's PC Magazine)?
> Of course funds are low...
> Any insight would be appreciated. We feel AIT-2 will more than suffice to meet our needs now as far as capacity is concerned. But with decreasing storage costs... the future is unclear.
> William Diehl
> Network Administrator
> La Sierra University
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