System: Windows XP Pro SP2 workstation/P2P
Tape Drive: Seagate Travan 40
Software version: Tapeware 7.00 SP4D
Schedule Type: Daily - Manual / Weekly - Manual
Backup mode: Full/Overwrite all tapes/Standard Compression
Problem: Tapeware fails to perform backup job (intermittent).
Steps taken to resolve: Reinstalled drivers/tapeware software. Altered tapeware.ini - repair database. Replaced Tape Drive. Upgraded from Windows 2000 to Windows XP Pro. Installed ALL current tapeware service packs.
Question: Is there a viable alternative? We require scheduled backups after normal business hours, a daily and weekly backup, it must be possible to take the media offsite, backups must be performed automatically with no further instruction, cost effective and ease of use.
From my research here are some alternatives I have found:
*Sony SAIT = $$$$$
*D2D (Disk to Disk) or Disk-Based Backup
*Veritas Backup Exec - for disk-based backup = $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
*Network = $$$$$
*Windows Task Scheduler
*Backup for Workgroups
*Norton Ghost or PQ DriveImage
*PLEASE NOTE: A trouble ticket was submitted to Quantum over a month ago and the case was escalated to their Tier 2 rep - Mr Sanchez. Quantum has determined that the software is configured properly and the case has now escalated to Tapeware support, whom have yet to call us back.