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SBS 2003 backup help

Posted on 2006-11-21
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Hi All,

I am looking to review our backup procedures in lite of the fact that I am now going to be backing up to NAS drives instead of tape which does away with space issues.

What I have;

SBS 2003 on Dell Peweredge 2600
Veritas SBS 9.0
NAS drives 3 (with folders set up for nas1 Monday, Thursday, nas2 Tuesday, Friday, nas3 Wednesday, Weekend) these are in a building 500 yds away but on the same network.

What I would like to know is the best policy to enable a restore in the event of a sever failiure, I would like to be able to restore as much as possible without having to do a clean install and set up computers, users etc.

What selections would i need to make in veritas?

What type of backup, Full, incremental etc?

would i need to create any restore disks from veritas?

How would I go about a restore?

As you can gather I am very new to Veritas.

Any more info required, please ask,

Keith
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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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Unless you can provide a good reason for using Veritas, my suggestion is that you don't use it. SBS's Built-in Backup is quite competent and simple to use.  It's also very easy to configure with the Configure Backup Wizard.

See http://sbsurl.com/backup for complete details.

Jeff
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Jeff,

I have looked at this document before and one of the first things that it says is to install sbs 2003 which is what i am trying to avoid. I guess ultimatley I am looking for the equivelent of Ghost for XP, bu using Veritas.

If it is not possible can anyone suggest a ghost that will work with SBS 2003?

Keith
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy earned 500 total points
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Well, using Veritas you most certainly have to reinstall SBS.  So, if you want to avoid that, then I can ONLY recommend Acronis True Image for Windows Server with the Universal Restore Option.

www.acronis.com/enterprise/products/ATISWin

Jeff
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Jeff

Acronis looks like a possibility

Many thanks
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