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I am trying to figure out a good backup scheme to use for our systems. What I am doing is using MS Backup to backup the selected files to our Backup server that then writes the files to a tape drive. What would be a good scheme to use?

I was thinking a Full Backup on Sunday because no one is here and Differential backups every other day.
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What is the size that you are wanting to back up.
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Also what are the times your employees are accessing the network?
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We are backing up about 18 GB

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Monday - Friday
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On something this small I would do full back ups every weekday night.
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I use Veritas Backup Exec, but NT backup will do just as well.  I do a Full Backup every Tuesday Night and Differentials the rest of the week.  Rarely will a holiday fall on a Tuesday, so I just change the tapes every Tuesday.  I have enough room on the tape to hold the full and the differentials and thus only need 1 tape for a restore should I need to do so.  You can pretty much scale this scheme to about any size network as long as you have a nice window to run the backups in.

Steve
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Ok, cool. I would user Verias but the licensing for the clients is too much.
Thanks for the help guys.
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I have one more question, push or pull?
Should I push all the backup data to the backup server, or should I pull it from the backup server?
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If you can, just have the backup server pull it from the target machines.  It is more simple than trying to push it and then back it up.
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