You may or may not know that there is quite a cheap way to archive your backup jobs to tape, without actually having a tape drive.
While I was looking at options to store my backup jobs off-site, I researched a number of things:
- Buying a tape library
- Buying another enterprise NAS (Network Attached Storage)
- Using a JBOD (Just a bunch of disks) system like Microsoft Storage Spaces
All of these are expensive. All of these require some sort of hardware plus additional network and configuration. All of these are a pain in the ass.