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Can anyone recommend reliable backup software for windows 2003 server? It doesnt have to be anything advanced and is ...
30th July 2012, 04:14 PM #1
Any decent open source backup software for windows 2003?
Can anyone recommend reliable backup software for windows 2003 server? It doesnt have to be anything advanced and is plugged into a standalone tape drive. Its a server with 8 user accounts on and about 2.5gb of data to back up.
Just want something which gives you a little more flexibility and information than the Microsoft Backup utility.
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31st July 2012, 10:33 AM #2
Rsync to a Linux machine - FBackup 4 or Robocopy for Windows.
We use RSYNC to backup EVERYTHING - basically we mount a Windows Partition (Server 2008) on a Linux Server using mount (mount it onto something like /win2008dc) - specifiying the correct credentials then basically use Rsync to copy everything over from /win2008dc to a backup drive (in this case we have a 6TB drive in the box) so we copy everything from the /win2008dc directory to the 6TB drive - Rsync keeps all the permissions and everything the same - we run it as a script (cron) so if the server is rebooted the mount is done then a backup is done but only updates files / folders that have been changed. We also have the script write to a log file then the log file is emailed to us so we know what has been backed up and the size of the backup.
31st July 2012, 10:56 AM #3
31st July 2012, 06:14 PM #4
We used to use Cobian Backup on several Windows boxes.
Thanks to webman from:
cpjitservices (1st August 2012)
1st August 2012, 09:15 AM #5
Cobian is good, I'm using it now for the Windows Profile Backups!
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