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Automating Backup to DVD
Windows Server 2003
aspdaddy




msg:1567728
 10:39 am on Oct 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

Does anyone know how to fully automate this like with a tape or zip drive?
thanks

 

SEOMike




msg:1567729
 7:04 pm on Oct 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

You should be able to use NTBACKUP to schedule / perform your backups. I haven't used it to burn to DVDs but I use it on all of my machines to back up across the network a server. I'd start by making a complete backup and then set the software to make incremental backups of just the directories you need. I'll be interested to hear how it goes! Good luck.

bill




msg:1567730
 8:45 am on Oct 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

If your DVD writing software supported it you could use the NTBACKUP as suggested and then have a batch file copy things over for you.

Some software like Symantec's Ghost 9 will write backups directly to your DVD for you. However it doesn't seem like this is a job that can be directly scheduled with the software. (I'm sure a batch file of some sort could work around this limitation.)

For a totally automated solution you would need a disk changer to swap out backups. Maybe if you could load DVD-RW discs on a carousel of some sort you could have a completely automatic system.

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