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Windows Storage Server Backup Functionality

Posted on 2007-08-10
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Last Modified: 2008-05-15
We have acquired Windows storage server few days ago for backup. What we are looking for is a backup solution that periodically take backup from servers and workstations. Any idea if Storage server has a client software to perform this task or we have to purchase a third party software?

Question by:nauman_ahmed
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chuckyh earned 800 total points
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Windows storage server isn't normally used for backups, It's used for a file and print server. You need Backupexec to do what you are wanting to do, why do you need backups of workstations? Important files should be stored on the server and the server is then backed up.

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nightmare2 earned 600 total points
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There is no backup software on WSS.
Maye you were thinking of HP ProLiant Data Protection Storage Servers which feature Microsoft DPM: http://h18004.www1.hp.com/storage/dp-storageservers.html
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lnkevin earned 600 total points
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The only backup system from Windows that I am aware of is ntbackup. Open command line and type ntbackup you can see the options. You can create a mapped drive and run ntbackup from your workstation or server to the drive.


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