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    Backup Strategy Suggestions

    Out kitchen equipment is no longer supported by the company who installed it (they went bust) so we have been fixing any problems that have been occuring but if anything major was to happen we'd be in the sh#t.

    They are on a private network consisting of 3 touchscreen tills and a server. We have taken an image of a till which is fine as no data is ever stored on them. The server however has a lot of software that we dont have the CD's for and a all the schools data for the amount of money on each students swipe card they use to buy lunch. We have an image of the server but we could do with a daily backup strategy ideally.

    As its not really a part of the school we would want to do for as little money as possible and as easily as possible, automatically each night. There is id say roughly 10gig of data which needs backing up and just wondered if someone could suggest anything?

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    What is this thing? Does it have a built in backup routine you can run?
    Does it have USB ports you can plug memory devices into, a CDROM you could boot from?

    Bit concerned by the statement that it's "not really part of the school" though - does this mean that in the cold light of day it's actually someone else's responsibility?

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    Buy Acronis. and do daily differentials and weekly full. can then using acronis universal restore. restore back to any hardware.

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    yes the kitchen staff are hired and paid buy a catering company and the hardware in there has a support contract from the company that installed it but as i said that company has since gone bust so therefore there is no support available anymore.

    They have a dell server tower with 2k3 running, your standard CD drives and usb ports etc.

    We obviously use Backup exec for the school servers but i think thats a little overkill for this. im thinknig more a usb hard drive and windows backup but ive never used windows backup so not too confident and wondred if anyone could suggest any other simple way of doing this.

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