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Windows Thread, Backup Software in Technical; Hi we currently use livestate to back up all our schools student and staff work, aswell as sims... Now as ...
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    Backup Software

    Hi we currently use livestate to back up all our schools student and staff work, aswell as sims...


    Now as symantec livestate reads the drive at a sector level (i.e. the 1's and 0's) we can backup everything, including the SQL database, while its in use.

    We bought a copy in october 2006 for £260
    we now have another two servers we want to buy but the best price i can get is £400. because "symantec have put the prices up,, again"

    Does anyone know of any other GOOD backup software which will do the same job as livestate?????

    As its abit pricey and i dont want to go back to writing scripts with XCOPY :P

    Thanks
    -Tony

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    Re: Backup Software

    We use Veritas Backup Exec here, Does the job, Not sure how much it cost us.

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    Re: Backup Software

    We use Backup Exec here too.

    At my previous place, we used Legato Networker then moved onto CA BrightStor Arcserve.

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    Re: Backup Software

    EMC Retrospect here. Dammed easy to use and the 'Proactive' backup function is great. Forget scheduling, it backs up as and when it can. Coupled with a 10 lto tape Tandberg storage array it really is tops.

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    Re: Backup Software

    Veritas is more expensive...
    EMC looks more expensive!?? (800-900$)

    I think im prollys best off sticking with livestate and grugingly paying a stupid amount more for the same product i bought a year ago...
    Maybe i should order 5 while im here :\ .......

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    Re: Backup Software

    Do Backup Exec or Arcserve allow you to back up individual Exchange mailboxes?

    Still using NTBackup over here...

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    Re: Backup Software

    Backup exec system recovery 7 does...

    It does alot of things its fantastic infact,
    you can mount volume sets as a drive, and then share it out to your network if you wanted too (read only of course) ,
    backup without stopping any services,
    + recover to OTHER hardware
    ie. RAID 5 scsi windows 2003 > IDE or SATA desktop with one big disk. and completely diff hardware

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    EMC Dantz retrospect is bloody afwul! Terribly slow, unnecessaryily complicated setup and restore process.

    The only thing I use it for now is SQL, because that's the only bit that ntbackup can't do.

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    Re: Backup Software

    And I'm sorry if this is out of line, but, can greenfieldsupport please change your sig? It take up a whole screeen!

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    Re: Backup Software

    Backupexec all the way.

    It's simple, reliable, and restores files/directories/databases/emails/complete systems in minutes.

    It can restore individual mail boxes or even individual emails from exchange no problem, it does need an agent on the exchange server though.

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    Re: Backup Software

    ntbackup with backupassist providing the setup.

    Ben

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    Sig = gone

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    Re: Backup Software

    BackupExec - love it

    It may not be for everyone but when you have quite a few servers and drives to backup, and you've worked out its quirks, its a very reliable piece of software

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    Re: Backup Software

    Quote Originally Posted by plexer
    ntbackup with backupassist providing the setup.

    Ben
    Same here - excellent product...

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    Re: Backup Software

    use backup assist here one of the best without paying more than 100 pounds

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