SBS 2003 Backup questions
Posted on 2007-03-25
A few questions about SBS 2003 Backup Utility, and our backup method:
1. Does the built in Backup Utility perform an incremental backup?
2. Is it worth purchasing a backup motherboard/CPU in case of motherboard failure years from now when it's impossible to find replacement hardware, or is the process simple enough to restore to new hardware?
3. Where does drive cloning fit into the backup picture? If I do regular full backups of my server, what's the purpose of having a cloned image of my server?
4. Currently, our backup process is as follows: we do a full backup to a shared drive on a client computer daily (at 9PM). Then at 1AM, that client backs up to an external USB Hard Drive. We have 2 of these USB Hard Drives that we rotate every few months. I inherited this system from the previous IT guy. It doesn't seem as robust as it could be. Any suggestions for improving?