Effective backup/restores for non-networked legacy Dos 6.22, WFW 3.11, and Windows 95 machines
Posted on 2007-11-20
Due to vendor products requiring Dos 6.22, WFW 3.11, Windows 95, and 98 we cannot upgrade these platforms unfortunately.
With that trying to find a cost and time effective way to backup/restore these non-networked DOS, Windows for Workgroups, and Windows 95 machines preferably to an external device.
I realize that today's USB drives will not work but is there any parallel or serial device that we could attach and get a complete backup? We have nearly 70 machines like this so my thought was to have a dedicated laptop with a program like LapLink to copy each of the drives to a subdirectory on the laptop. Then the laptop could be attached to the network and backed up or imaged. We have standardized on Symantec System Recovery for our W2K and above workstations and servers.
After going through a lot of threads on just local backups to the hard drive there would be some users who may still be going through what we are doing