Scripted backup for server 2008
Posted on 2008-06-23
Like many others I am very disappointed with the limitations of the new Windows Server Backup program found in Server 2008. But I REALLY need to be able to backup individual files and directories and back them up to a a specific folder (and not have the application take control of the entire backup drive so that it is no longer available in Windows). I am trying to think outside of the box and find some sort of simple solution that can backup files from one folder to another. Perhaps the scripted version of wbadmin can do it? Maybe XCopy or robocopy or some other command-line scripts? We used to use a simple product called cmdsync that would synchronize directories without having to completely overwrite the backups every single night. Unfortunately, it required FileSync to be registered and FileSync does not install on 64-bit yet. It would be nice if we could find a similar product.