This is rather basic question.
We do backups of all the databases on the server and size around 20GB every week. All that is scheduled (shrinking,Backing up)
We store them on Network drive.
Now that the .bak files have grown in number (lets say 10 databases backups ,each 10GB that makes 100Gb a week and 400Gb Per Month and 2400Gb every 6 months).
Although, hard disk space is cheap to buy nowadays, the problem is archiving them for future references.
What's the best solution to store backups (let's say, we need data going back as far as 6 months to 1 year)?
Note: I am using SQL Server 2000.