Backup Software

I'm looking for good backup software that is... free :)
I can't get my client to sign off for backup software, so I'm just looking for something that is better than the built in Win2k3 backup software.

Thanks
DuNuNuBatmanAsked:
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
As much as i dont usually promote the use of ntbackup....it appears that  lot of admins that i respect a lot do indeed rely on it,......Either way nothing free is going to be better than ntbackup
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DuNuNuBatmanAuthor Commented:
Yea, that's what I had thought too. I use to use it, but the company that took over after I left was pushing for a nicer (and more expensive) solution. Anyway, they ened up loosing data because of them and they asked me back, so I guess that all worked out. :)
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Unless you're looking for more advanced backup features (for SQL server, Exchange, or some potentially easier/better bare-metal restore capability), NTBackup works just fine in my experience.  I have had some issues backing up to tape, but if you learn Removable Storage configuration, you should be fine with it.

There are tools like Cobain backup but you have to remember, if you have exchange you need to do a proper information store backup (and the only free backup that I know of that does this is NTBackup) and to do a proper backup of Active Directory (and for recovery purposes) you need the ability to do system state backups - something else that I've only seen possible in NTBackup - or an expensive commercial solution.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
You can consider NTBackup as an ULTRA-LIGHT version of Veritas (now Symantec) BackupExec.  The backup format is the same (on tape) and if you look at the Help -> About menu, it's copyright both Microsoft and Veritas.
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
lol always nice when things come around :)
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DuNuNuBatmanAuthor Commented:
Awesome, it looks like I'm going to be setting them back up with ntbackup tomorrow then.
Thanks for your guys' input, I really appreciate it.
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
no problem at all mate
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