Ok, I just took over the networking gig at a small (5 person) law firm. They have 1 server (win2000) and 6 workstations (all xp mix of pro and home). My question is concerning Backing up the sever.
Right now they do nightly backups to 2 external usb drives (alternated nightly so that one is always off premises in case of fire or theft) using Iomega backup software to create an image of the drive. While this is all well and good (unless you take into account the fact that it take darn near 5 hours to back up 40 gigs: usb 1.1), it is only good if there is an os crash or hdd failure. I'm more worried about if there's a fire, theft or mobo issue and I have to restore that image to a drive going into a new machine isn't going to work right.
There has to be a better backup strategy. Since I am still a bit new to networking in a business sense, I would like some pointers on efficient, effective backup solutions utilizing the 2 external drives and maybe and online backup option combination.
My main goal is to have them back up and running in the least amount of time with the emphasis being on getting the system back to the state is was before tragedy happened.
Thanks in advance for your advice.