I'm looking for a bit of advice regarding LTO-4 backups.
I run a small production company in northern British Columbia and my needs are pretty simple: I have a 6TB Raid array that I'm constantly filling up, and I want a safe, reliable solution to archive footage and projects to.
From what I can gather from these forums, BRU software would be my best route.
Given that I'll be backing up incrementally, as needed, and total files per tape will be well under the 100,000 file limit, would BRU LE be adequate for me for now, or will I require BRU PE? From the Tolis Group website, it sounds like LE is limited to 250GB/archive session? Not quite sure what this means.
I'm thinking of getting this drive:
And running a Mac Pro – what sort of HBA would work for me? Is it possible to use a 4-lane PCIe card, or is x8 required?
Last question: Would I be able to connect a USB drive to my Mac Pro and archive the contents to tape with this setup?
Any help to point me in the right direction is appreciated.