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Wireless Backup

By eustibo ·
I have right a wireless network of two laptops, I'm
thinking of investing in some sort of network based standalone disk set or
independent RAID.
Backing up to CD-R takes two much time. With the software I find,you have to run/maintain an OS and
whatever software backup solution you choose.

I've heard there are firewire backup devices that you can add to a network
that are mountable just like any other network drive. Of course, you have to
install and maintain backup routines on all of the clients and insure that
the write to and maintain connectivity with that drive.
What I'd like to get is a network based device that could conduct backups of
clients based on jobs stored on the device itself. In other words, the
device would go out and interrogate the clients for data to backup rather
than having the client deliver it to the server.
Obviously, the big boys like Veritas can do this, but I haven't seen a magic
box like this for the consumer market.

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Wireless Backup

by ferosspublic In reply to Wireless Backup

You did not mention having a tower anywhere but I suggest getting a PIII 800 or so tower, put a SCSI drive in it and use it as your file, backup and ftp server. You can run any other services you want on it like web or mail too. It would sit idle most of the time anyway so it can handle the other load when not backing up. You can then use something like robocopy (found in the RESKIT) to mirror any directories you want by scheduling it.

My 2 cents, Hope it helps

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by eustibo In reply to Wireless Backup

I hadn't thought of Robocopy. That helped to keep the idea alive.


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