We want to backup a number of directories from a file server to external disk. However, we don't want a typical compressed backup file (i.e., *.bkf), but an actual copy of the directory tree and files. The reason for this is that we want the ability to plug this drive into another server in an emergency and be able to access the files simply and easily.
We currently use Backup Exec 8.6 to backup the files to tape and to a disk folder. Are there any other products out there that backup the way I am describing? We have considered using Robocopy with a scheduled batch file to do this, but there may be other answers.