DLT Tape Backup

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Wil Engle, Dec 2, 2004.

  1. Wil Engle

    Wil Engle Guest

    Just wanted to take time to thank this Serious group of individuals who have
    provided much info to our organization. When we first brought the SBS 2003
    Premium online we had not worked out the backup yet and so we ran it without
    one for 4 months of prelim and working out all the bugs..On Oct 22 we
    installed a DLT 35/70GB Internal drive and using the Native software have
    managed to do backups now without any glitches and even though it took some
    late hours and lots of tweaking its done an excellent job. After having lost
    a server to fire its now an established pratice to do the backup in time for
    the Designated tape changer to take the tape with them when they leave the
    office. We had first moved towards DVD Backup and now use that in making
    Ghost copies of each workstation and updating them every 90 days and using
    the DLT tape as our reccomended backup solution. Thanks again for all the
    tips and tools..

    Wil Engle
    IT Services
    Turning Point Center
    Houston, Tx
    Wil Engle, Dec 2, 2004
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  2. Hi Will

    Thanks for the feedback
    Frank McCallister SBS MVP, Dec 2, 2004
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  3. I tell my accounts they need to have a tape offsite at all times. That
    means 10 tapes in rotation with one sitting in the home kitchen
    cupboard always. Two tapes at home Friday night. Not in a purse or
    brieface in the office. I tell people that in case of a fire you are
    not going to run to grab your purse or briefcase. Some say I am wrong
    and they would march through the gates of hell to retrieve their
    purse. Can't argue with that but maybe they have not seen a 4 alarm
    fire to know you cannot get within a hundred feet of a building when
    that happens due to heat and smoke.

    Jim B. SBS Community Member
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    Jim Behning SBS MVP, Dec 2, 2004
  4. Wil Engle

    Bernie Hunt Guest

    I know of two offices in our area that have been saved by their backups in
    the last two years, one by fire the other by flood. Both had large media
    rotations and had tapes off site. Our office uses 25 pieces of media doing
    complete backups each night. Only the last 10 or less tapes exist in the
    office at any given time. Tape is cheap, your data isn't!

    Bernie Hunt, Dec 7, 2004
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