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By dom_rp ·
Iam inheriting a network without a good backup strategy i want to be able to backup files on local hd's(windows boxes) to my servers (2000/nt)
can someone give me a way to work around this problem.

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by Ter1-Ter_Forde In reply to Back up

You could use a 3rd party backup program like Arcserve including it's Windows client, or you could simply set up shares on the client PCs & schedule an xcopy using at (cheap & nasty though).

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to Back up

Hi,

Just to add to the above answer which covers the two extremes of the solution quite well...

There are also freeware and shareware backup utilities available that you could look into.

www.tucows.com

Has plenty. ARCServe is very expensive, but excellent. You really need to go back to your users and find out what they want. If they want to be able to restore a file that was accidently deleted or corrupted 3 days ago, then you're going to need a better solution than the xcopy one.
If they just want to cover themselves for the day and protect against harddrive failure, then xcopy would be perfectly suitable.

The freeware utilities will be somewhere between those two extremes. But remember... Any backup is better than no backup so implement something quickly even if its just temporary.

Cheers,
Tim.

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by jsarinana In reply to Back up

Timthetoolman answer is right on. You can also checkout www.secondcopy.com

Good luck

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by Gigelul In reply to Back up

Also you can instruct your user to store important files on servers where you can make easily a backup strategy.

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