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system backup

By hass_hm ·
I've several workstation and i would like to be able to do a remote backup while the workstations are running, so i can save the backup on a storage on my network

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We will need more detail

by gechurch In reply to system backup

If you're asking for assistance (as opposed to just permission!) we will need some more detail. Presumably you are looking for a recommendation of which software to use?

As a start can you tell us:
* What OS the clients are running?
* How many clients there are?
* How much data needs backing up?
* Do you just want files, or do you want to be able to restore the whole OS?
* What OS does the server run? How much space do you have for the backups?
* How often will the backups run?
* What speed is the network?
* What's your budget?

Depending on your answers to the above, some thoughts are:
* Don't do client backups. Use Folder Redirection (and Offline Files if needed) to get all important data on the server.
* Use xcopy from a Scheduled Task.
* Script Windows Backup (Win7 only) using wbadmin to save to a network share.
* Use commercial software. Many provide licenses for lots of desktops when you purchase the server edition. I'm pretty sure Backup Exec does, and think ShadowProtect does too.

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