One of the biggest changes from SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 was the removal by Microsoft of the inbuilt support for Tape Drives as a destination for the backup utility. Melbourne based BackupAssist has for a long time made their product take the pain out of running the inbuilt backups that Microsoft have supplied with their server products. Recently they have released a new addition to their range in the form of support for Tape Drives with SBS 2008. BackupAssist v5 now has the ability for us to use Tape Drives as a destination for all backups. They talk more about the feature here
Now I’ve not had a chance to try this new support just yet, but have been using BackupAssist both personally and in our clients networks now for many years, I’m confident in the quality that Linus and his team have produced. Give it a go – it helps us retain tape as a viable backup media for our clients networks.