Evaluate Weigh the pros and cons of technologies, products and projects you are considering.

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 last published in February 2002

Dig Deeper on Data storage backup tools



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.

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.