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System State Backup for Win2003 and Win2008

Posted on 2010-09-08
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I have recently changed my backup strategy to something with email notification eg
Cobian backup as client don't have the budget for Symantec backup exec.

All I want to know is what folders do I need to backup using cobian in order to backup the system state on win 2003 and win 2008.

Otherwise is there any other cheap or free software I can use that will backup
Exchange , SQL and the system state?? Even if I have to create scheduled tasks thats fine.But most important must have email notifications on successs or failure of backups and also what files were skipped.

At the moment I found an app called Areca backup not bad almost like cobian except it doesn't backup the system state.

Please any advice is appreciated.JL
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For 2003, use NTBackup and script it via command line - I have a script for this (currently has a bug regarding warnings about the disk space left, but otherwise, it backups up data based on the selection lists you define and potentially cycles them and e-mails you the status of the job).
www.lwcomputing.com/mysoftware.asp
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