Tape backup solutions
William Diehl III
willdieh at lasierra.edu
Tue Jun 11 17:36:34 GMT 2002
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.
La Sierra University
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