Seeking ideal workstation backup to server
Posted on 2008-10-11
Windows 2003 SBS Server, recently setup as DC and file server for 15 users.
Users MyDocuments and Desktop folders are mapped directly to the user shares on the the server, thus they are backed up regularly.
The rest of the user profiles remain on the workstation. Not only that, but certain users have individual software packages, which save the data locally on their workstations.
I want to be able to backup those additional files to the server, so my Symantec Backup can cover those as well.
Ideally, I would like to have a backup tool that
- runs on the workstation
- remembers "source folders" (local files) and "destination" (server shares)
- does not trigger according to a schedule, but instead triggers when the user shuts down the computer at the end of the day
- can gracefully shutdown the workstation when it is done backing up
- reports activity / failure, (by email?)
even if not all above conditions are fulfilled, it would make sense that a tool / mechanism for such a need were availble... is there such a tool?