After almost two years now, what is your opinion regarding serverless backup? Considering all of technology available now, would you recommend using this method?
First, let's define a few terms: LAN-free backup: Multiple backup servers sharing tape drives. Their backups go across the SAN, not the LAN. Client-free backup: I split off an additional mirror (or make a snapshot) that becomes visible to a server other than the server that originally used the data (usually the backup server). Then I back up that server via that other server. The data travels from disk, through the backup server, to tape and does not travel through the client. Thus, the term client-free.
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