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I have just taken over the responsibility of an NT Server 4 with SP6.

The servers main use is reporting, and uses LDAP and Cognos. Although these are infrequently updated.

It has not been backed up since last April.

1. Can the MS Backup routine be dependable relied on?

2. The server doesnot have a tape drive, so can the backup be directed to a network drive.

3. Full or incrementatal.

4. Should I buy Arcserve and a tape deck.

Thanks In advance...
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by:CrazyOne
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>>>4. Should I buy Arcserve and a tape deck.

Quite frankly I think that would be your best option mainly becaue the NTBackup isn't all that reliable. It has a tendency to from time to time of creating corrupted backup files.
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>>>so can the backup be directed to a network drive

Yes
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by:bigphuckinglizard
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1. Ish.

2. Yes.

3. If you've got the room, do full. It's a lot easier retrieving stuff that way.

4. You pays yer money and you takes yer choice. But if you can afford it, do it.
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by:ellesd
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I have used NTBackup on several servers and never encountered corrupt backups.  The problem you will have is that it doesn't support network shares.  So the long and short of it is as CrazyOne said: Go With The Tape.
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by:fmkjr
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i suggest veritas backup exec easyier to use and supported betterwith tried and true pluggins for every thing
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by:heskyttberg
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Hi!

I second you buy a tape.
I also second you get veritas backup exec instead of arcserver, much easier to use.

Regards
/Hans - Erik Skyttberg
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