Q

A backup solution for smaller companies

We have just one network appliance and operate in an NT environment. I would like to direct connect our tape library...

to a Network Appliance to simplify our backups but every backup package that includes NDMP costs $20K by the time you roll tape. We are a small outfit and the Network Appliance was a major purchase for us. I am willing to purchase an enterprise solution when we have more of an enterprise. Can you point me at a smaller scale solution?

I try not to make specific product recommendations because I wouldn't know enough about your situation to feel comfortable. If you don't want to spend the money for complete solutions with the software required to control a library, you'll be relegated to more simplistic solutions that require more human intervention. I'm sorry I'm not much help here. I suggest you talk with Network Appliance. They can give you example solutions that might meet your price limits.

Randy Kerns
Evaluator Group, Inc.

Editor's note: Do you agree with this expert's response? If you have more to share, post it in our Storage Networking discussion forum.

This was first published in February 2002

Dig Deeper

PRO+

Content

Find more PRO+ content and other member only offers, here.

Have a question for an expert?

Please add a title for your question

Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.

You will be able to add details on the next page.

0 comments

Oldest 

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchSolidStateStorage

SearchVirtualStorage

SearchCloudStorage

SearchDisasterRecovery

SearchDataBackup

Close