anyone know of a really good free client server backup system?

Posted on 2009-12-29
Last Modified: 2013-12-01
I have a number of remote sites connected by slow T1's and currently have the DC's (also file/app servers) at each site doing their own NT backups to Terrabyte USB drives which is clumsy at best. I have no budget for more Symantec BUE licenses and yet need to have management and visiblity adn even alerts against failed backup. Does anyone know of a really good product for this. Thanks much.
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Question by:marksheeks

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    You get what you pay for. is usable. There are a few others that are equally usable (google open source + backup + enterprise) but i'm yet to find a 'free' backup system that has anywhere near the features of a symantec system with the same level of usability.
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    There is no such thing as a free lunch ... :-)
    More money - more music...
    here :
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    If it's got to be free then I'd look into solutions that are built around Rsync (for Windows) like:
    or NasBackup:

    But I doubt they will be able to adequatly replace Symantec.

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    thanks guys. We're going to give DeltaCopy a try.

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