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    SQL Server agent fails

    Yes, same server. I have found out that the SQL server produces lots of events. I heard that you have to set the SQL server databases to "auto close off", maybe this could be the problem for Retrospect?!
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    SQL Server agent fails

    Hi, We are running Retrospect 7.7 (latest update) on a Windows 2003 server (32 bit, 4GB RAM) and the SQL agent. When I try to activate the license (Configure->Volumes) Retrospect just hungs. I don't think it's the actual activation that is the problem, but rather finding/adding the SQL databases which it is supposed to do just after activation. We are running SQL Server 2005. Anyone any ideas? Regards Ola Nigard
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    Backing up 8TB

    Thanks for the reply with some good thoughts. Yes, I meant the LTO-4. And yes, I think you´re right in that I need more slots. I only need to be able go get back two weeks (the rest is achieved). The disc solution would almost certainly be 4x 2TB external discs (USB? FW?!) It would not be so practical to handle them (bring them offsite), but handling tapes is not much easier. Or how about using Apples software RAID and making them recognizable as one 8TB unit? Then I could use grooming I guess. The price for this would roughly (very roughly) be less than half the cost of a tape solution... I understand concerns about harddisk failures on these, but I do believe less cost is a big plus. Again, any concerns about this please? Ola PS Yes it was a problem with Safari, thanks for the PDF file anyway!
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    Backing up 8TB

    PS the link did not work.
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    Backing up 8TB

    Ok thanks for answers. I realise I need to provide more info. Well, it is 8TB of "active" data, ie it can't be achieved. It does not need to be stored for long either (there is a procedure for achieving, a separate issue I have gotten to grips with). One set of a full backup needs to be off site though, so I was thinking about doing an odd/even week setup. I was thinking about a HP Storageworks "tape robot", with eight slots each holding a tape with a capacity of 900 Gb. Someone then told me that tapes is a thing of the past and backing up to disk would be much cheaper... I don't know. What would the drawbacks be for example? Would there be a smart way to back up 8TB to disks? And if you run this tape robot instead, how would that be a better solution? Really appreciate your views on this. Ola Nigard
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    Backing up 8TB

    Anyone who could help me to suggest a suitable backup strategy for backing up 8TB please? Regards Ola Nigard
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    Backing up 8TB

    Ok, that settles the discussion then. Thanks for advice Robin. When you've got that much data to back up, what strategy would you suggest? Just going incremental and letting the tape library expand...?! Thanks, Ola
  8. Hi, I am about to purchase hardware for backing up 8TB of data. My initial plan is to get a HP StorageWorks tape station with Ultrium 900GB tapes. I will then have two sets of tapes, change every week. In order for it to not get full I will try to use the groom function in 8.1. Anyone who's got experience with this? Does this sound like a good plan? Or any other good ideas of how to back up 8TB... Appreciate answers/thoughts on this. Regards Ola Nigard
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