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Syncing Software

Discussion in 'Software' started by Luddym, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. Luddym

    Luddym Megabyte Poster

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    Hey guys,

    We currently sync the data on one of our servers to a SAN, so that when a user deletes something they shouldn't, we don't always have to go back to tape to restore their files.

    We use syncback but I've never been a huge fan, does anyone know of any other products for such a job?

    Thanks in advance guys.
     
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  2. Fergal1982

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    Doesn't windows already have the ability to do this? With [url="http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Windows-Server-2003-Volume-Shadow-Copy-Service.html]volume shadow copy[/url]? You may need to set it up, but if you right click on a folder/file, theres a 'previous versions' tab, which is supposed to allow you to restore files that have been deleted automatically.

    Its a limited buffer, since I believe it only stores so much, but then, thats all you are looking for. Anything older than a day or two, and you will need to go back to the backups anyway.
     
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  3. Qs

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    Exactly what Ferg said. At work we use a combination of shadow copies and tape backups to restore data for users.

    Qs
     
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  4. sebstah

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    same situation as Q, volume shadow and folder redirection for users and tape backup's
     
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  5. UKDarkstar
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    As per the others tho' I have used (for a small number of critical users/execs) online backup so they can pull files down from home etc. as well (need to watch versions/data integrity) - something like www.backupdirect.net works well and has better support than the equivalent product from BT.

    There is also a server version of this if required and they do free trials.
     
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  6. Luddym

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    Thanks for the replies guys.

    I hadn't even thought of using Shadow Copy, but in this situation I think you guys are right.

    Thanks again guys.
     
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  7. Fergal1982

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    The additional benefit is that, you can teach users how to use it, thus reducing moronic - I deleted my files - issues.
     
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