Backing up Exchange 2010 using a tape drive attached to a 32bit server.
The problem I ran into since we moved to Exchange 2010 is that my BE 2012 server which is 32bit can not back up Exchange 2010 using GRT because it has to be 64 bit.
I am currently weighing options on how to resolve this situation.
Some ideas that have come to mind:
1) Installing BE 2012 on a 64 bit virtual machine and using the 32bit server (where BE is currently installed) to connect to the tape drive.
The problem here appears to be SCSI can not be used for Shared Storage Option.
The question I have is there any tools or plugins I can use to accomplish this.
2) Installing BE 2012 on a 64 bit virtual machine. Pointing all the backups to our SAN, then using the 32bit server to copy the information to the tapes.
The question I have here is does anyone know what kind of software I would need to accomplish this, or if its even possible. What are some drawbacks to this method?
If you have any other input please feel free to comment. All help is greately appreciated. Thank you.