Our server is now setup to run a basic Domain. Our other (older) samba server uses an Iomega Internal REV tape drive for backups.
There is an advantage to installing another tape drive the same into the new server, making the ability to mix and match the media. The disadvantage may well be that the rev drive is an old way of doing things.
My question is: if we are going to pay around £200 for a new Iomega internal REV drive, is there any newer technology that would be more of an advantage and outweigh the fact that we already have REV media.
I'm thinking of advantages like half the backup time etc. The function of the drive would be daily backups where we can simply insert the disk and everything gets backed up, then one copy would be sent off site with a director every night in case of any loss or damage to the site.