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Suggestions on backup software to perform file transfers of VMWare images to colo

I am looking at using VMWare Server edition and would like to transfer the vmware image file to an offsite storage unit.  I can use windows NT to perform the backups but can someone suggest the best way to transfer the files to the remote storage at the colo using the internet?  I would need the program to be have the option to throttle the bandwidth and resume if the transfer was cut off.  

Thanks in advance for you suggestions.
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for you transfer the files via the internet to your colo , you would need one hack of a pipe to your colo

if you have a t1 and about 30 to 40 gb files it would take about 2 to 3 days straight to transfer them.

the best way for you to back it up would be to use an external drive using an software like DeltaCopy and then taking that drive to your co-location and then do your back from there, the reason to use this software is once you have a full backup it only copies the bytes of the files that have changed kinda like rsync in linux therefore it will cut down on the bandwidth usage and the backups will be alot faster

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YES...great...thats what i was looking for.  Ok, so DeltaCopy is similar to rsync...perfect.  Is this the only product you would recommend for this?
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thanks for the points.


One final note, if you are going to use rsync, run the batch file ouput to a text file so you can see a log of what is going on.

ie our batch file says:

REM Rsync from AppServ1 Z (V) to AppServ2 (z)
rsync -avz --delete /cygdrive/v/alljobz/ /cygdrive/z/alljobz/

where /cygdrive/v is v:/ (rsync doesn't like colons!).

and then just run this in the command line as:

rsync-alljobz.bat > rsync_log.txt

Gives you a log of every file moved and the total data at the end.


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The term "Backup" means the methods and processes involved to copy computer data (system data as well as application data) to media other than the ones where the data originally live (disk, tape, optical, cloud). "Restore" in turn means the methods and processes involved in data recovery, i. e., bringing back copied computer data to their original location. Backup/Restore primarily serves as a means of protection against data loss, be it due to disaster, corruption or sabotage. It can also be used for recovering data from an earlier point in time and even for cloning machines or applications. There is a wide variety of backup/restore software available, from expensive commercial products to free or open source tools.

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