external/hot swap hard drive or tape backup

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Chris, Nov 18, 2004.

  1. Chris

    Chris Guest

    We have Windows 2003 Server raid 5 but would like to add a removable backup
    system. Seems the options are removable harddrive or tape drive.

    If we go for the hard drive what is the most painless way to create the
    backups. Assume we would need at least two drives one on one off site. If
    the drive is large enough how is it best to overwrite older images or
    backups automatically without user intervention and without losing the most
    recent. Is this built in to any backup software.

    Chris, Nov 18, 2004
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  2. Chris

    Guest Guest

    Hard drives tend to fail more frequently than magnetic tapes. There's a lot
    of articles at microsoft.com and in the Internet about backup policies. You
    should keep old backups, just in case if the newer ones are corrupted.
    Guest, Nov 19, 2004
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