2 x Poweredge 2600 with 100/200 LTO drives that have approx 70 Gig data on each.
1 x Intel based server with 50Gig on that backs up to one of the poweredge servers via remote agent.
1 x HP ML350 with SQL server that runs our MIS system.
We are looking to move all of our equipment into racks gradually as we replace the servers and the first one to be replaced will be the HP. This replacement server will probably not have a tape drive so we are looking for ideas to back this up, we do have money to purchase a NAS with a tape device in but i am unsure about backing up to one (software / agents required?). We have a 1 Gig backbone between the server and the NAS and the network is only used during office hours 8AM to 6PM.
The MIS system will probably hold approx 80-120Gigs of data do you think this is a suitable setup for backing up across the network?
Also is this the sort of setup where we could eventually backup all of these boxes over night to the NAS or would our available bandwidth be too little. All servers are physically located in the same area and connect through HP procurve 1 Gig switch ports.
Currently all of our servers run Windows 2003 server and we use Backup Exec 11d.
Any input would be appreciated and please ask for ant extra info you require.