I've been tasked with specing out upgrading our backup process. Right now we have a DAT72 drive that's been used for the last 3 or 4 years and can hold 6 tapes. Now we'd like to simplify the process so we don't have to keep changing out tapes every other day now that we can use 3+ for a backup.
We're using the latest version of Backup Exec and would like to use a hard drive based solution for daily incrementals along with the weekly full and also use the tapes for an archival copy of the full.
Would a standard SATAII 7200rpm drive work okay for this or should I be looking into something more like SAS/SAS2? How many drives would be recommended for this and in what configuration?