How to automatically move files over Windows network?
Posted on 2009-04-04
I have a following question.
I have 5 workstations that generate about 200GB of data (video footage) per workstation every day. At the end of the day all this data has to be moved over network to a backup server where the data is held for 10 days and then deleted.
Currently the users manually Cut/Paste the folders to the network share at the end of the day, but it has it's disadvantages - the transfers often fail and the transfers often bite into the next work day, which is a big pain.
I have tried automatically archiving the data using EMC Retrospect which works great BUT it archives the data into it's own archive format. We on the other hand often need to browse the files that are on the server and copy them back to workstations, so Retrospect doesn't work out that way.
All in all, every workstation has a directory, the contents of which has to be moved into a single network share.
What would you recommend as a solution to this problem?
The solution can be free or commercial software but the backup server for some other reasons is Windows 2003 based, so I have to work within these boundaries.
Thanks in advance!