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    Simple backup and restore

    I need to set up a backup that:

    1. Keeps a full drive image
    2. Keeps an incremental/differential backup of general files

    I'm using Windows 2003 which makes it abit more difficult.

    A non-technical person would need to restore it (even if the OS is corrupt), so a simple procedure would be great. Backups would need to be automatically scheduled and this is for a charity I help with so costs should be minimum.

    Any ideas for software?

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    Re: Simple backup and restore

    W2k3 comes with backup software capable of what you want already. Have you looked at that?

    Doing a restore is a technical task. You can't delegate it to someone who's non-technical.

    Also look at implementing shadow copies.

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    Re: Simple backup and restore

    The main thing is being able to re-image the server from a stored image should disaster occur and the server just decide its not going to play ball. I didnt think W2k3 server could do that?

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    Re: Simple backup and restore

    Works fine. Just boot from floppy and restore from backup.

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    Re: Simple backup and restore

    Bare metal restore using ntbackup.

    http://searchwincomputing.techtarget...145063,00.html

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    Re: Simple backup and restore

    I also agree that it has to be a technical person doing the restore.

    With shadow copies you could give users the ability to restore their files if they delete/corrupt them.

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    Re: Simple backup and restore

    This ( http://www.vmware.com/vmtn/appliances/directory/316 ) looks interesting although I haven't had chance to download and inspect it yet.

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    Re: Simple backup and restore

    This ( www.vmware.com/vmtn/ap...ectory/316 ) looks interesting although I haven't had chance to download and inspect it yet.
    that sounds great, alternative is to image to a ghost v2i file which vmware can run.
    That virtual appliance directory is excellent - so much stuff. Thanks Ric

    damn RM - they block legitimate torrents :x ! - now I definately need an alternative ADSL line !

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