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Workstation back-ups via network

By jbusch ·
Can anyone suggest best options for doing workstation backups? I would like to minimize user intervention and would prefer a server related solution. My network has approximately 400 workstations with data ranging from 1G tp 15g. Yes, we have network drives and back them up daily, but wokrstations are being done using BackUp MyPC and aren't as reliable. As users are wont to do it themselves I would prefer a solution that is as seamless as possible. Any ideas?

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by jdmercha In reply to Workstation back-ups via ...

The best solution depends on what you need the backup for. Are you simply protecting against hard drive failure? Do you need an archive available to resotre old revisions of ducuments?
Do you need off-site storage for disaster recovery? What type of network do you have? How fast is it? What kind of budget do you have to work with.

The simplest and lest costly option is to install a mirrored drive on each computer. Or you can go all the way to upgradeing the network to gigE and install a 10TB tape library.

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