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Backing up Win2K with SBS

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I have a Windows 2000 server running Microsoft SBS  (Small Business Server) which I use as my DC and an Exchange server.  I have been running this a few months and have never implemented anything to back it up.  I was wondering if someone here could recommend the easiest was to backup the entire drive.  If the drive fails, I do not want to have to reload the OS or SBS server again.  Any suggestions?
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Veritas BackExec has a special Agent for SBS and Exchange and also has an Intelligent Disaster Recovery tool that can do a "Bare Metal Restore" (IE it does everthing for you and you don't have to do a rebuild yourself)

I use it here and it is fast and very reliable

Cheers

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Can I use it to maybe back up to a USB drive?
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Yup, BackupExec does support Backup To Disk volumes of any size and location, but backup to USB (even USB2.0) will be very slow

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Great thanks James.  So is it quite easy to restore the enitre system?
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If you buy the Intelligent Disaster Recovery module it is possible to restore your entire system from clean with only a CD (which it creates for you) and the last backup - very cool and quick too.

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JamesDS
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James, can you suggest a tape system?
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2 suggestions:

Advanced Intelligent Tape (AIT) in version I II or III depending on your data capacity needs

Digital Linear Tape (DLT) in version IV or SDLT again depending on your capacity needs

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