This is my first foray into tape backup.
I'm researching a tape backup system for a health center and I'd like know if anyone has had experience with Dell (I'm looking at the 132T tape library) or Quantum (m1500). If you have had positive experience with another brand, I would be happy to hear about it.
I don't have a tremendous amount of data to backup, <1 TB
and a 10 hour backup window. But my budget is very limited (I'm sure none of you have this problem). I've been allocated $17000 for hardware and software.
Here's my scenario: (win2k)
3 SQL servers
1 exchange 2003 server (win2003)
2 terminal servers
3 app servers
Initial backup would be approx. 900GB
daily backup would be approx. 200GB
A copy of the backup would be stored offsite.
Any advice, personal experience would be appreciated.