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    Hello All,

    My company is getting a new server installed next week. We currently have 4 servers being backed up properly.

    As of new we have everything backing up daily to separate external devices.
    Also, we have a 1TB Hard drive that a ALL SERVERS Backup is monthly loaded.
    That 1TB Hard drive has failed. Spin rite wont even acknowledge it.

    I have three 1TB Hard drives backing up our current file server, which we will be keeping. For the time being, our ALL SERVERS Backup is running on these hard drives.

    Our All Servers backup currently runs around 600GB – 700 GB

    Our new server has a mirrored 1TB Hard drive.

    So, What I need is a big enough hard drive to run the All Servers backup, including the new server. I believe a 3TB Hard drive will do the trick. With the new server added onto this, We should have enough space to keep 2 monthly backups on the drive at a time. Please, let me know what you think on this. Do you think 3TB is enough?

    3 TB Hard drives seem to be the best buy – Most bang for the buck.

    Also, for my new 1TB server, I plan on purchasing three 3TB Hard drives, cycle the drives Mon, Wed, Fri. These will be backed up daily. I take one drive of each server home with me and cycle them through.

    Recap Questions:
    -Do you think the 3TB Hard drive will be enough for my Monthly All Servers Backup?
    -Do you think the three 3TB Hard drive is the way to go for my new server?

    Please, any ideas and input is appreciated.

    Thank you,
    Standard

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