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I need to be able to automate a backup for a peer to peer network so that one machine with a CDR can do the deed. Anyone know of any solutions. I have a temporary one where each person zips up all their files and then they are passed over the network. What I would like is a Seagate approach where directories can be clicked and a button pressed. Thank you very much job done.
Any suggestions (free or lowish cost)
There are lots of BU tools - obvious statement - but it took me a long time to find a reasonably priced network-usable one.
DI is a complete disaster recovery tool, but for regular data backups it's a bit over-the-top I would say.
The network part could be a problem depending on your setup. I've used simple batch files to move backups across a peer-to-peer network on a scheduled basis (Windows Scheduler). This was sufficient for my needs.
No, the only reason for suggesting that DI might not be ideal for regular data backup (as opposed to disaster recovery) is that it's a root and branch solution - ie, a single image file is produced for the entire partition and a restore is an all or nothing procedure. Put it another way - you've toasted one file - to get it back using DI would involve a full roll-back of the whole partition - not necessarily ideal.
There is a tool with DI called image explorer, which might allow a partial or selective restore, but I'm not sure.