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

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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torimarConnect With a Mentor Commented:
If it's got to be free then I'd look into solutions that are built around Rsync (for Windows) like:
DeltaCopy: http://www.pcinspector.de/Default.htm?language=1
or NasBackup: http://www.nasbackup.com/wiki/Introduction

But I doubt they will be able to adequatly replace Symantec.
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jcasperConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You get what you pay for.
http://www.bacula.org/en/ 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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senadConnect With a Mentor Commented:
There is no such thing as a free lunch ... :-)
More money - more music...
here :
http://www.downloadsquad.com/2008/10/12/13-great-free-backup-programs-for-windows-mac-and-linux/
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marksheeksAuthor Commented:
thanks guys. We're going to give DeltaCopy a try.
Kevin
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