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    Re: What backup methods do you use?

    Using NTBackup, and dont think the beancounters are going to release me any money to get something like Veratis

    Trying to get away from tapes - plan to backup the kids home drives at EoY to DVD (Poss DL) so I can free some space on the File Server, but at 100GB its gonna be a nightmare

    Backups have been half hearted here from the look of things, so need to come up with a schedule for backing up come september - any assistance on this would be greatly appreciated

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    Re: What backup methods do you use?

    The only issue with dvd and cd writeables is there somewhat limited lifespan. They tend to degrade over time, sometimes a few months is all that is needed for a disc to become a coaster. I believe the chemicals react with each other causing disc 'rot'. MO drives are better for long term archival as they have a much better media lifespan, but they aren't cheap.

    Tape is ok if stored somewhere sensible and you have a drive that can still read them!

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    Re: What backup methods do you use?

    Mastering versus packet writing CD/DVD backups discuss

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    Re: What backup methods do you use?

    Is there a command line option/switch to make NTBackup opertare silently.
    I want to do some backgroup backups without getting in the face of the current user.

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    Re: What backup methods do you use?

    @NetworkGeezer: http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;814583 seems to list all the switches but there is no silent one. Maybe run it as a scheduled task as a different user and it will run in the background? (May not work)

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    Re: What backup methods do you use?

    <thread resurrection to keep it in one topic>

    Re: pushing backups to a server in a physically separate building.

    I'm looking at doing this for DR (in addition to tape) and was wondering whether to make the server a DC or not. We currently do full nightlys to two tape drives (admin + curriculum) and I take the friday tapes home.

    Advantages: Once power is restored, I've got a box in the other building that has all the files and can process logons. Once I enable DHCP and rejig home folder paths I can pull a (small, but usable) network together while I wait fo replacement hardware to arrive.

    Disadvantages: ??

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    Re: What backup methods do you use?

    Buffalo 2TB nasbox ad authentication + Cobian free backup software at the mo. Looking at livestate from symantec and also bare metal server backup from Acronis. Both allow you to backup and restore to any other server reproducing a new hal for that server hardware. These products will both do live incremental updates as scheduled through the day with very little increase to the network traffic.

    This is a must for us as we are 24/7 and need to have access at all times.

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    Re: What backup methods do you use?

    Backups are only good if you also have the base installation media - keep that seperate from the server room as well.



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