[Veritas-bu] Using cheap ATA disk for virtual tape

2003-07-14 11:08:06
Subject: [Veritas-bu] Using cheap ATA disk for virtual tape
From: davida AT telephia DOT com (David Ashamalla)
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2003 08:08:06 -0700
We are using an Arena Indy 2600, which gives 1.6TB for about $12k. While
the box has been very reliable, I could not get the monitoring ethernet port
to work,
and would not buy another one.  I am looking at a Nexsan box, which costs 
about the same, and seems to solve my problems.

We are using this for most of our incremental backups, and some of our
weekly fulls (where monthlies go offsite).


-----Original Message-----
From: jjkdec [mailto:jjkdec AT comcast DOT net]
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2003 9:05 PM
To: veritas-bu AT mailman.eng.auburn DOT edu
Subject: [Veritas-bu] Using cheap ATA disk for virtual tape

I am looking at using cheaper ATA disk drives for a staging area for 
my backups.  I am at a point were I need to by more tape drives or 
implement a disk storage unit.  The systems that I have been looking 
at are STK bladestore and Quantum DX30.  My company has a few remote 
sites for which the backup performance would increase if it were to go 
to disk first instead of tape.  I would appreciate any discussion 
concerning using ATA disk drives.

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