Win 2000 Backup Server

I have a win 2000 Server (Pro) and I want to install a backup server ...
I need a step by step installation guide to install a win 2000 backup server ....

Thanx for the help
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SysExpertConnect With a Mentor Commented:

Suresync from a company called

Works good. has scheduling and synching of directories of your choice.
Very flexible. A demo should be available.

Folder synchronization

You can schedule these to be as frequent as you need.

I hope this helps.

What do you mean by a "backup Server".
1) A server that instantly runs when your main server fails

2)A server that can be used to backup data.

If 1), then you need to look into Server clustering, and this is not a simple subject.
Check the MS site for a guide and start reading.

I hope this helps !

Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
For what?  A backup domain controller?  A backup (as in backup to tape) server?  A backup DNS server?  A backup file/application server?  What kind of backup server are you looking for?

If you want a backup domain controller, there is no such thing - in technical terms.  Windows 2000 uses domain controllers and if you have more than one then they all perform the same functions.  (although the first one does three things, including Global Catalog server and two other functions).  You can setup a second domain controller by installing server and, once completed (with service pack + updates) run DCPROMO from a command prompt.  This will start the wizard for turning the machine into a domain controller - the wizard will provide you with step by step instructions.

If you want a backup file server/application server, you need to make a cluster out of it.  This is not inexpensive as you need licenses for Windows 2000 Advanced Server (not just standard Server), and a shared disk array in addition to controllers to connect to it from each server.  Total cost for a SUPPORTED (by microsoft) cluster is probably going to run you $5000+ for licenses and hardware.

If you mean backup as a server to backup your other systems, then you need the obvious tape drive and I would recommend Veritas Software as you backup software.  After that, you just install Veritas and select the servers you want to backup.
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olmekAuthor Commented:
First of all thanx for the response....
As for my problem .... what I need is to have a duplicate of the data present now on my server.
I do not need clustering ... just a duplicate of the data...
The reason I am calling it a backup server is because I know that there is in WinNT a PDC and a BDC and it would be optimal if I could have the same concept applied in my network .... but again my priority is the duplication of data....
If there is a mirroring utility I htink it would do the job ...
Thanx again

If you are thinking about an AD backup, install OS and run Dcpromo.exe and select "additional domian cotroller for an existing domain" option and comeplete the installation.

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