I work for a small business that has one NT4 server, 4 Win98 laptops, and one Win2K workstation. I need to implement a backup strategy that will do the following:
1) Daily backups of all new/changed data files on all machines nightly (approx. 1 gb),
2) Complete data backups of all machines weekly (approx. 15 gb)
3) Complete system backups of all machines monthly (approx. 50 gb)
We are connected via a 100mb Ethernet LAN. I would like to hook up the backup as an external device to my workstation (Win2K) via either Parallel or USB (the server is too slow). Speed is nice, but not totally imporant since the backups will occure at night. I would like to keep the price below $700.
I need opinions/suggestions on methods that others use to accomplish similar tasks in regards to hardware, software, reliablility, speed, method of backup and cost. Thanks in advance!