Best Option to Backup A Terabytes worth of Data

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What is the best and cost effective way to backup a 1 to 1.5 Terabytes worth of data? What I am backing up is these scanned in images that are just sitting in a directory but are not backed up. Thanks.

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The best way to do this would be to create a replica or a DFS on Windows. But that is not by far the most cost effective. If you have a gigabit network and an identical array to mirror that would be great but chances are you are going to be backing up to a LTO3 Tape library using something like Arcserve or Veritas. Each tape can hold about 800gb compressed so you could do it with a single LTO3 drive if you are willing to swap the tapes out.

You can find purchasing options here for the lto3’s.

You can then backup using a differential or full backup and rotate the tapes every so often. It all comes down to what your environment and budget are.

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  • CyberStorage
    Since your dealing with images, you're not going to get any compression when you back them up (the files are already compressed on disk). I'd second the LTO-3 suggestion but recommend an autoloader since you'll only get 400GB/tape. What are you doing for the rest of your backups? Can you just add the directory into that or the LTO-3 autoloader/library may be large enough to redo your backups in general.
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  • Asif78
    Thanks a million guys karlG and Cyberstorage. I have recommended the LTO-3 using veritas.
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