dosle Posted October 10, 2006 Report Share Posted October 10, 2006 Hi, We are in a sticky situation with out backup strategy. Basically we have 15 servers that need nightly backup. Some of these are file server and have backups going back a year. Right now we are about 40 tapes into the backup and adding more servers to retrospect's plate of nightly backups. The tape device we run is an exabyte 430m (robot loader). One of our major file servers is not only backed up nightly but is also setup under proactive backup. This is set to run constantly otherwise it begins backup @ 10pm along with all the other machines. If a tape is filled and retrospect needs another one it also halts proactive backup. This is the problem we are facing lately that the data is growing so large that we are stalling nightly backups at 1-4am when it runs out of tape. This leaves us catching up to be able to backup the next night when it comes up and this can compile quickly putting us a few days back. Is there a way to make proactive run even if retrospect is waiting on a tape for another script? A possible solution is we have TWO copies of retrospect on different servers and separate tape devices. We were thinking doing proactive on the major servers to a huge Raid-5 SAN and keep the other copy of Retro on tapes for fail over. any experienced retro users with thoughts on this? thanks Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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