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Need good Backup Program for Tape Drive

by nicklaus / December 31, 2006 5:32 PM PST

Ive been using Novastor for a few years now and Im really not that happy with it. Seems to need to be re-installed from time to time because of errors. I need a software program that will Back-Up to a tape drive. We need this to work after hours. We are using Traven 4/8Gig tapes. Alot of the programs I see dont support tape. We backup 2 -3 gig daily so we are also intertaining other media types for backup purpose. We DO NOT have online capabilities so online storage isnt an option. Besides DVD or Thumb drives what other options are there. The server we are using runs XP Pro and I know it has backup software as part of the package but Im wondering if theres any 3rd party dependable packages available.

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Frankly, do a littel research.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 31, 2006 10:47 PM PST
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=tape+backup+software finds what's out there. Make a list and see if something hits the mark. But with such an old drive I wonder what you will do when it fails. I don't see that drive anymore as all the ones I knew have moved on.

Tread with care and make new plans.

Bob
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i agree
by santuccie / January 2, 2007 3:28 PM PST

Bob is right. I suggest you invest in a DVD burner, a copy of Acronis True Image, and either an extra HDD or a copy of Partition Magic. Here's how I backup my drives to removable media: http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6138_102-0.html?forumID=31&threadID=225453&messageID=2358678#2358678

Also, there is a way you can backup everything in a secure partition right on your active drive. This makes it quick and easy to recover, and there's even a free version of True Image that can handle it for you: http://www.acronis.com/mag/vnu-ati7

Good luck! Happy

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