now my boss is asking me to buy more hdds, so that he can pull the hdds after they get flashed with all the stuff and keep at his house.
This just makes me cringe... Horrible idea, you never never want to store data at your house. What happens if you have a fire? or if you get robbed? A better idea would be to use an offsite storage option for your backups. There are likely local options that will come and pickup your backups and securely transport them to a secure facility.
Have you looked into tape options for backup?
Also Nano - Halon system's are outlawed now, only grandfather systems still exist. As Halon removes all the air from the room it is considered very unsafe especially if someone happens to be in the room. You don't want that... I would never use a Halon system, as the value and risk of life is to high.
Edited by greengiant912, 14 December 2009 - 12:26 PM.