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pcman2010
09-21-2010, 07:53 AM
Hey, all,

Just wondering what free options and low cost options are you using to backup your servers.

Thanks!

ATSCF
09-29-2010, 07:23 PM
You can use the built in windows backup or look at Zmanda.

dipper
10-13-2010, 01:02 PM
Really depends upon whats on the server and what you want to backup.

There are a few different free disk imaging programs available - whether they work on a server could be an issue.

If you just want to backup files you can create a simple file copy script or use something like Cobian Backup.

MS Exchange usually is the pain in backups especially if you want brick level backups.

mh348
10-23-2010, 07:19 AM
I just use Disk Management in Windows and Mirror the drive, I've only got it working in Server 2003, but not in XP..

First I convert the Disks to Dynamic Disks, then right click and choose "add mirror", quite simple.. Replacing the drives it quite simple also, as you just replace the faulty drive and recreate..

If anyone has it working on XP please let me know.. Also would like to know which other software I can use, if xp doesn't support it natively.. Free or Paid, doesn't matter

ATSCF
10-23-2010, 01:28 PM
If raid is not available through the OS you can get a raid card. They are better than software anyway. A lot of motherboards come with raid built into them too.

Paul Rodgers
10-23-2010, 09:02 PM
Where I work we use NT Backup and a USB drive on 1 server, and NT Backup and a RD1000 drive on another.

onetech4all
10-25-2010, 04:52 PM
Buy the Veritas software if you want to backup a whole server.

mh348
10-25-2010, 05:19 PM
Buy the Veritas software if you want to backup a whole server.

Isn't Veritas now know as Symantec Backup Exec.

onetech4all
10-25-2010, 06:01 PM
I am sure he knows what I actually mean.

Martyn
10-27-2010, 08:50 AM
Hey, all,

Just wondering what free options and low cost options are you using to backup your servers.

Thanks!


It's too open ended a question. As you can see from the responses the choices are many but it's what the client wants that counts. Someone has put a mirror is as a solution which is great for a drive failure but not if you server gets nicked or there is a flood/fire....They won't be happy if all their data and backups go in one hit

ATSCF
10-27-2010, 04:58 PM
best free one is built into windows server.