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Backup to Tape

  • Hello,

    Is there a way to backup to tape using acronis when managed through the kaseya console.

    At present we use kaseya to backup to a file share on the network and this works really well, on average 1gb a minute.

    We would like to back this share up to tape so the backups can be taken off site.

    Any help welcomed

    Regards



    Andrew


    Legacy Forum Name: Backup to Tape,
    Legacy Posted By Username: andrew.beynon
  • Acronis will apparently work with tape drives:

    http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/support/kb/?aid=574

    But I don't believe that you can do this through Kaseya.

    The limitations inherent in the Acronis tape support make it incompatible with the way Kaseya manages the backup jobs.


    We use external hard drives for moving data off-site. Much faster and more reliable than tape.


    Legacy Forum Name: Backup Tab,
    Legacy Posted By Username: misolutions
  • Can I ask what type of devices you use; potentally we are looking in some cases with a client having 400GB of data which they take of site on LT02/3 tapes



    thanks




    Legacy Forum Name: Backup Tab,
    Legacy Posted By Username: andrew.beynon
  • We use external USB harddrives as misolutionsdoes. They are cheaper, more reliable, and faster during backup.

    Get 2 that are exactly and they can be swapped and still ahve the same drive letter (well, 99% of the time anyway). This makes it easy to set your backup to drive e: and each week swap the drive.

    We have been doing this for about 2-3 years now and am very happy with it with very little trouble. Drives are cheap and tapes are not, so it is a win-win.


    Legacy Forum Name: Backup Tab,
    Legacy Posted By Username: rage
  • We recently moved from external USB hard drives to eSATA drives.

    Seagate has300GB (ST3300601XS-RK ) and500GB (ST3500601XS-RK) models that are very afforadable and are very fast. A PCI eSATA card is included with the drives. eSATA is about 5 times faster than USB 2.0.

    Good example, just set up a new client this week and Kaseya BU/DR was able to write 40GB of data in 13 minutes.

    Right now, Synnex has the 500GB model for $142.51

    Only problem we're running into with eSATA is that all the new servers only have PCIe slots. The only vendor we've found providing PCIe eSATA cards is SIIG.


    Legacy Forum Name: Backup Tab,
    Legacy Posted By Username: misolutions
  • You can also get the cards from Addonics:

    http://addonics.com/products/host_controller/adsa3gpx1-e.asp


    Carlos.

    Legacy Forum Name: Backup Tab,
    Legacy Posted By Username: carlosmp