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Posted on 2007-03-26
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I need to have a complete system backup system.

Computers:  
1 SBS running windows server 2003  (this is the domain controller using Active Directory)
1 Terminial server running Windows 2000 Server
Backup device:
2 external hard drives 200 GB each
Software:
Microsoft Windows backup utility
1. If I create a system state backup will this allow me to restore my system on a different computer?
2. Does system state restore data files too?
3. Instead of doing a full backup can I use system state and data only backups to restore my system on a different computer?
4. Is there a way to compress the backup data using microsoft's backup utility?
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by:PUNKY
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While imaging software can do better job for your requirement than using M$ backup utility. I suggest using Arconis or Bootit-Ng.
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This type of software will not work for windows small business server running server applications like Microsoft exchange server and SQL Server that is for home use.  I am looking for something for business use.
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Yuray earned 50 total points
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hmm, acronis do work with every windows server version, but as you have rightly mentioned home version doesn't support both Microsoft exchange server and SQL Server, so you need to use corporate verision of true image, here:

http://www.acronis.com/enterprise/products/ATISWin/
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by:khe-khe
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Enterprise version of True Image is very stable program and it will certainly do the job
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by:BPSAdmin
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read the specs on acronis true image and it seems to supply all that I needed.  thanks guys.  So I guess my answer to the compression questions is no ntbackup can not do compression.
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