looking for a free easy backup program solution

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  1. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    the network setup is simple. one computer is a dedicated computer only meant for backups. the server is running xp pro and hosting a shared folder. it's very simple, no passwords, single workgroup, etc

    what i need is for the backup computer to grab all the shared files off of the server and drop them onto an external hard drive (might replace this with a removeable harddrive caddy)

    the client wants something that allows them to turn on the external (or already have the caddy locked and loaded) and then all they have to do is double click on an icon and it will grab the files off of the share and place them on the hard drive (i'll have to decide wether incremental/differential)

    ideas on a program? i'd like to not use windows backup, i don't trust it

    also, looking for ideas on an internal removeable hard drive caddy that will allow them to pull out the hard drive at the end of the day and take it with them.
     
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    You don't trust a scaled down version of Backup Exec?
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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  5. JayC71

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    Why don't you trust NTBackup? The version that ships with XP/2003 is much better than it was back in the NT days. If not that, simply setup a batch file to run RoboCopy and have them double-click that. You could also get fancy with it and compress or encrypt everything after it's copied.
     
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    :ugh:

    or use syncback and have all that done automatically, reducing user error, forgetfulness, and the need to create a batch file.
     
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    Have you looked into:

    Vice Versa Pro
    http://www.tgrmn.com/web/screenshots/1.htm

    It works great for the job you described.

    The only gripe I have about the program is that if you have multiple sources (like scattered folders all over the place), the interface is cumbersome to choose them. You can't mutiple select folders via the good ol ctrl and alt keys. You have to add one folder at a time.
     
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    syncback > *


    i run it on production level machines. :o
     

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