What do you guys recommend for backing up a small CentOS server in a business environment. It will have (3) 300gb drives in a raid 5 array but I don't anticipate more than about 25gb of data that needs to be backed up each night. I want a lot of backups with a rotation scheme that included daily, weekly, and monthly copies. I want the daily copies of the data kept until the next week, and the weekly copy being kept for four weeks, and the monthly copies being kept for a year. The vendor is recommending a RD1000 Removable Disk device. This looks like it has great specs. Each cartridge holds 160gb (non-compressed) and the drive costs about $420 but seems that with each removable cartridge costing $128, we may be limited to how many cartridges we could have, thus perhaps not retaining backup instances as long as I like. I asked about a HP DAT160 tape drive. Each tape holds 160gb (non-compressed) and the drive costs about $730, and each tape only costs about $24, so it would be economical to have lots of backup instances saved for a long period of time. I have been using tape and the backup rotation scheme mentioned above for over 20 years. The vendor is telling me they don't recommend tape drives anymore and all of their customers are using removable hard drive for local backups. Am I missing something? My instincts tell me the tape drive is the right solution for a system with a small amount of data, where the system is used only from 8am - 5pm (so backup speed is not critical) and where we want to save backup instances for a long time before overwriting them. Any input would be welcomed.