is there a cheap solution to backup windows 2003 server to dvd?

I am looking to back up my windows 2003 server to dvd, but I do not want to spend the big bucks on a program to do it. I was wondering if there were any freeware programs or programs under $100 that can back up and restore 2003 server. I know there are hardware solutions out there but I am talking strictly software.
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Don't know of anything under $100

One thing we use that we think is great is Acronis True Image Server 8.0

Its like $600 or so

why not use ntbackup? if you backup your system state (which is AD, DNS etc) and whatever you want on your windows partition, save it to a file then set a task to burn to disk, not the best but if you want cheap its fine
stallion5000Author Commented:
and i could use the ntbackup to restore windows if anything goes wrong too?
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yes you could, its not as great as say veritas but its ok as a free solution, still backs up system state and data, can still make use of DDS drives etc. so in short yes :)
stallion5000Author Commented:
Is there anywhere I can go on-line that would have documentation on how to do all of that? Say backup to file and then burn it to dvd and then how to restore windows from that file incase anything went wrong.
using ntbackup

Backing up and restoring;en-us;240363&sd=tech

You will be able to save directly to a CD using inbuilt windows features but i dont think DVD directly, you can save to a file and then burn to a dvd with nero or whatever you use

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stallion5000Author Commented:
good stuff. now the sites that you sent me to are windows 2000. I am using windows 2003 server, so I am assuming that its the same for both.
yes exactly the same!
stallion5000Author Commented:
thank you!
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