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Enterprise level backup program for Macs.

Posted on 2007-08-03
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Last Modified: 2010-04-20
Is there a server/enterprise level system backup program that works for Macs and PC's? If not what is a solid enterprise level Mac backup program?

Retrospect has not worked out well for us.

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nightmare2 earned 400 total points
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Netvault Backup supports Windows, Linux, MacOS, Unix ...
You can even run it on MacOS: http://www.bakbone.com/products/netvault_mac/

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heteronymous earned 400 total points
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I would advise against the Symantec product where Mac OS X is concerned.

Another very serious and capable option is ATempo Time Navigator. Their current product is now Mac OS X-native (used to require X11), and comes highly recommended (I'll be working on an implentation in the coming months).
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mischa_ earned 600 total points
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This is the one I like, I have used it succesfully in the past. It also backups an OSX server:

Retrospect Server

Retrospect is the #1 business backup software for Macintoshes. Retrospect Server Edition protects 100 networked Macintosh, Windows, or Red Hat Linux desktop and notebook computers, plus Mac OS servers. The product CD contains Retrospect 6.1 for Mac OS X (10.1.5 though 10.4 Tiger) and Retrospect 5.1 for Mac OS 9.

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by:Andrew Duffy
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If you have a Mac Server, a reliable solution (depending on your infrastructure) is to boot machines from network images. The image is then updated live as the machine is used. As all files are on the server (within the images), all you need to do is make sure the server is backed up (and presumably this would be done anyway). It also adds fault tolerance to your network - when a user's Mac goes down, they can just boot a working Mac with their image.

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Looks like Retrospect is the one that we have to use. It is ok, but assumes alot and doesn't seem to give me the notifications I want. It also claims to auto backup the System State, this is not an option, which is ridiculous for Windows systems.

Anyways, thanks much for the suggestions!

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