View Full Version : XServe Tape Backup

01-21-2008, 09:38 PM
I am in the middle of purchasing a new XServe machine. Currently I have an old G4 XServe machine which I want to use to backup user data from the new X-Server machine. In order to do this, I will need to upgrade my old XServe to the 10.5 and then connect a firewire to the primary XServe. As I understand it, I can use "Time Machine" to backup to the secondary XServe. Now, I think this should work but I want to go a step further and backup user data from the Secondary backup server to Tape. How can I do this?

Most of our server farm is HP windows base using AD. I am using Legato M1500 auto tape changer backup. It can set the back up jobs to look for shared target disks (I select) and schedule backups. Now, In theory, if AD directory can recognize my XServe shared backup disk, it should be able to back it up user's data (home directories, etc).

Since I am new to this, has anyone have setup their XServe like I plan? Do you think this system can work? Do you see any issues?