So currently I am looking at a few options to improve my company's back-up solution and I stumbled across a few ideas and quotes regarding the following:
Now, these both seem great, and currently I'm leaning towards the Dell one. But I'm running into a few different questions in my head.
- Are they really as easy to set up as they say?
- Are they actually just a crock or are they a better solution for the money?
- Is there any tweaking that needs to be done that is not listed in the manual?
Currently, we just have a daily backup of our server 2003 (soon to be upgraded) Domain controller and our other server '03 machine running our SQL 2005 (also soon to be upgraded) running to tape, with a second backup to a network drive for our SQL server. I would honestly like to move to these because from everything that I have read over the past week or so has been positive and seems reassuring. Our SQL tape drive is also failing I believe because it won't retention in Veritas. These are mission critical backups too so that is another reason why I want to be absolutely sure before I go and spend the money on them.
Any input would be appreciated, also, if anyone has had any personal experience with them, that is of course a plus!