SBS backup to USB
Posted on 2010-09-21
RobWill, from your previous comment:
"Seriously the SBS backup to USB is your best bet. Make sure you have a drive large enough to do multiple days, and you should have multiple USB drives so that you have copies off site.
A restore from the USB is basically as fast as it can copy the file back. I have restored base SBS's in an hour. If you are worried about hardware you can have a spare unformatted box sitting standby.
I have a colleague that sells a spare motherboard with every server. He figures drives, power supplies etc. are readily available."
Are you saying that SBS backup to USB is a way to restore everything? Would I have to have SBS installed on a the replacement machine and then do the restore? It sounds like you are saying this is different from a basic back up.....
What I am using now is a Micronet device that has two 1tb harddrives mirroring each other. It is a USB device that I have Windows backup running to every night. I was using this when my server crashed in August. It was the incremental back up that wouldn't restore. I had to go back to the "full" back up from a week prior to recover. Sorry, more than you asked about, but the Micronet is a mirrored device conected via USB. What I have now is just a basic back up. Are you saying SBS backup to USB is something more than this?