On Tue, 30 Apr 2002 10:26:27 +0200, Rene Tschaggelar wrote: >Is there a recommended software that does backup based on disk >copy operations, no need for zipping. I hate tapes, they are no >up to the job. The software should find the differences. Meaning >find changed files. >Don't fail on open files ? Doesn't have to do open files though. >Strictly no database orientation, meaning not copying into one >big blob, but simple directory-directory copying with some auto >-naming ?
Rene, There are lots of ways to do what you want. On my own small office network, I backup ALL files on all workstations (5 total) every day. I also keep a mirror of my server data drive that contains my essential data (financial, design files, office documents) as well. I backup the network workstations to a removeable 60GB IDE hard drive using NovaBack software. I have a daily rotation of drives and every week one drive goes offsite for safe storage. It's set up to run automatically in the wee hours of the morning. I also do an hourly mirror of any changed files on my server's primary data drive to another physical drive in the server using a simple command line batch file. With large IDE drives being so cheap, they are much faster than tape and the cost is very reasonable. I can never lose more than a week's data, even if the place burns to the ground. It also makes any one system failure very easy to recover from, as well as any "oops" moments that happen. I can retrieve a mistakenly overwritten or deleted file from the previous day's backup in a matter of a minute or two. using my same strategy, you could have your design files backed up as often as you like, only saving changed files so that you have a "running backup" of your work on a physically separate drive. BTW, I'm running Win2K on my server and most of my workstations, with a couple running Win98 for legacy software and testing. Matt Pobursky Maximum Performance Systems * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * To leave this list visit: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/leave.html * * Contact the list manager: * mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * Forum Guidelines Rules: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/forumrules.html * * Browse or Search previous postings: * http://firstname.lastname@example.org * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *