Backup & Recovery / Restore Options
Posted on 2011-03-08
I need advice on what backup / recovery software I should use.
I sell workstations and servers to clients for video recording. Actually the use of the machines is not that important. What is important is that quite a bit of configuration goes into these boxes. The operating systems range from XP Home all the way to Server 2008 both 32bit and 64 bit versions where applicable. Once they are set up they do not have any changes at all made to them, not even windows updates.
The following are what I think are most important features (prior to any feedback here)
Complete bare metal restore ability
Partial restore ability - restore only selected programs or OS issues that may have become corrupt
Ease of use is very important
Reliability - it has to have a proven track record
Price - we need something that is economical
I need to be able to leave a DVD on site that the user can boot off of or recover off of
If data will not fit on a DVD I will use a removable HD.
I think that covers it.
Thank you very much for your feedback.