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Rotating backups; Win2K3Server or XP

Posted on 2007-10-01
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 Looking for a simple solution to keeping up to 5 backups in a rotating queue. I currently overwrite any previous backup each night. I am assuming sufficient HD space to hold the full set of backups.
I plan on dedicating a machine to this task, and will upload the nightly backup to a location on this machine. (This machine could be an XP machine, if the solution will work under XP.)
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If you are using Windows Backup then create 5 jobs and have each set to run on a certain day of the week to overwrite the existing file (Monday.bks, Tuesday.bks, etc.) You should be able to point these backups to any location as long as you have the security rights to modify in that location whether it be a windows server or XP station.
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