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    DPM 2012 - Backup to USB3 Local drives

    Hi,
    As per topic. I know it isn't officially supported but googling seems to suggest it is possible.?
    We have DPM cals but don't use it. I know there is also a solution using firestreamer but that's extra $$$$$$

    Basically we have a 2008r2 server connected to a 5tb MD3000 array.

    I have usb3 3tb drives connected and just want to backup static files. Eg student files, staff files, profiles, etc...

    I've tried Backup Exec which fails miserably. (Unexpected Errors), BackupAssist which is cheap but its backups are up soooooo slowly to USB, nearly 12 x slower than BE. Its faster for us to backup to an offsite NAS.
    The support is dreadful. You ask a question wait about a day and get a single silly response back. You respond straight away saying, no I've checked that and have to wait another day!

    Any suggestions please?
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    Bvckup 2 or RoboCopy?

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    Big Thank you!
    Bvckup2 is running a backup of student files as we speak. Will see what speeds and success it brings in the morning. Looks just what we need. Thank you.

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    Appologies if I'm hi jacking this thread but at work i have 2 computers with a share called remote on each. Whats the best thing to make sure that these synch. Basically ones a laptop, the other a desktop and I generally tend to create new guides and new files on the laptop but i don't always remember to copy the new content to the remote share on the desktop

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    RoboCopy (with the /MON switch so it runs in the background) or AeroFS / BitTorrent Sync?

    I assume you wouldn't be allowed to store files in the cloud at work to avoid syncing? e.g. Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burgemaster View Post
    Bvckup2 is running a backup of student files as we speak. Will see what speeds and success it brings in the morning.
    What's the verdict? I'm looking at it too and it seems to work as advertised, but it's a newer software. Have you ran into any problems?

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    I have used Firestreamer for several years and its very good, never missed a beat.

    Just load up the config for 20 slots on the USB drive, lock the door in DPM and away it goes.

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