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By mtisdel ·
I am considering having servers to which we copy all other servers at night, and then backing up those servers to tape. In addition to having two copies of backed up files on hand, we would also be able to replicate/copy these servers to an off sitelocation.
Any solutions others than using scripts to copy the files to the server? Do any of the Backup Software solutions (Backup Exec, ArcServe, etc.) allow backing up to a network hard disk?
Thanks for the help.

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by Exchange Admin In reply to Need information on Backu ...

ArcServe does not allow you back-up to a network drive. I would advise you against Arcserve if you are running Exchange. The Problem I have is that they cannot keep up with the Exchange service packs. If you look at the new NT backup that comes withWin2K. That will allow you to back-up to a network drive. This could be ran from a server or a win2k workstation.

The only problem you will have with doing it the way you want is if there are open files, those files will not copy over.

Another Option would be to create a batch file that copies the data to the second server and schedule that through a win AT command.

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by hans_schuep In reply to Need information on Backu ...

Hi there,
go to www.ibm.com and get infos about ADSM this programm allows backups to disks and as far as i know also to networkdrives.

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by whitney597 In reply to Need information on Backu ...

If you are talking about replicating the information to other servers there is a program our company just bought called
SureSync Real-Time
The website is www.suresync.com
Check it out..it may do what you need.
We are going to be replicating all of our info. between servers.
My one boss is using the program so I can't really tell you the progress we made so far...I just know we ordered it.

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by douglas168 In reply to Need information on Backu ...

Using Hp SureStore Tape on one server, I mapped drives to folders I want to backup on remote servers. I then use NT Backup to backup all networked drives at night. It seems to work for me.

Hope it helps!

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by carlec In reply to Need information on Backu ...

If low cost software and scripting is what you are seeking consider using the NT Server Resource Kit Utility Robocopy.exe (Robust file copy utility). Robocopy can be used in a CMD or BAT file and run from the Schedule Service. Robocopy can maintain syncronization of folders, copying only the changes made in the "replication" tree (could be an entire drive).

You might also use the NT Schedule Service GUI Tool for at from the Resource Kit (Winat.exe) to schedule the batch jobs to run early in the evening and then schedule your tape backups for the middle of the night.

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