Backing up a File Server

Posted on 2005-05-16
Last Modified: 2010-04-19
Can anyone give me some advice on Backing up my File Server

I am currently using the in built facility, and run a backup twice a week.

The problem is that you only get the option to keep the old one or overwrite it.

So at present I am overwriting the old one with then new one, but this causes an issue if it fails.

I would like to use Ghost 9 which was excellent on XP, using incremental backups twice a week and a full backup at the beginning of each month, nbut unless I am mistaken Ghost 9 wont run on Server 2003

I have Gost Corporate but I dont think that backs up a server it is to amange and backup clients.

Does anyone have any advice on this please?
Question by:alanheaton
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    if you dont have any tape device,

    you could create 5 folders on yuour server, mon, tues, wed etc, do a full backup on monday and place in mondays folder, and then an incremental on tues, weds etc.

    best advice would really bne get a backup device, with enough media to keep suitable backups independant backups.

    if your server does day, you will lose the lot
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    Author Comment


    But I think you misunderstood

    I want to do incrementals but cant. as Ghost 9 wont run on server 2003

    I dont think the in built backup does incrementals
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    Accepted Solution

    ntbackup will do incremental, full and differential
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    Author Comment

    Cheers cracked it

    Create a folder for the days and do a backup in each folder


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