Hardware-Question

Discussion in 'Backup Software' started by Dirk Wagner, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. Dirk Wagner

    Dirk Wagner Guest

    Even, if this group is called alt.backup-SOFTWARE, I like to ask a
    hardware question, since I do not find a group covering backup hardware.

    We are using an external HP Ultrium LTO1 SCSI-tape-system and Yosemite
    server backup for backing up our 250GB Linux Fileserver.

    The capacity of 100GB is getting to small now, even if I include only
    the fluent data into the backup.

    So we are thinking about a new drive.

    But what to buy? The most simple way would be to replace the LTO1 drive
    by a LTO2 or LTO3 drive, giving 200 or 400 GB capacity.
    The SCSI-infrastructure could stay the same. But this drives are only
    available on the second-hand market.

    If we would switch to something newer (LTO 5 or 6), we have to go to
    SAS, and we need to buy an additional interface card, which has to fit
    in our server...

    So, what's the most effective way? which the simplest and which the most
    reliable?

    Thanks

    Dirk
     
    Dirk Wagner, Jan 30, 2014
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