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Backup software questions

Discussion in 'Software' started by datarunner, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. datarunner

    datarunner Byte Poster

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    hi all

    hope this is the correct place for this - if not please move

    anyway im investigating some backup solutions for some clients and i have some questions

    can anyone recommend any decent remote backup server / client software ie server end on my server and client software to be installed on clients pc. would prefer if backups could be done over the web

    and just as a matter of interest, is it possible to image machines, store the image on a server and should the clients machine go down then the image can be deployed? i understand this is no problem on a LAN but what about over the web?

    all info appreciated

    thanx
     
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  2. BosonMichael
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    Do these clients not have a local server on which to store data?
     
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  3. datarunner

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    some do some dont buddy

    what they are looking for is a way to load their backups offsite

    so i wondered if anyone had used any software of this type
     
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  4. Toasty

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    We use Bunkerbackup on customers servers that want an off-site solution to there back up as well as on-site nightly back-ups

    It can get expensive if you want to back-up a lot of data.
     
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  5. BosonMichael
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    Nice. Don't forget encryption, unless they don't mind their data running naked.
     
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  6. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    Personally I wouldn't touch the BT online backup product. This has been bought in and I have had direct experience of customers having major problems with it. All 2nd and 3rd line support is contracted out and basically when you have a problem you never hear from them again.

    Have always used this :

    http://www.backupdirect.net/

    Found it to be very good for desktops and servers. Helpdesk excellent too.

    There's a free trial so you can always try it to evaluate.
     
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