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Free backup software Server 2003

Hello,

Have Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition.  And have an external drive connected via USB.

Would like to know if anyone can recommend free backup software.  Would like the backup to be able to be written to external drive connected via USB.  And, if possible if the sofware could write directly to a DVD.

Thank you.
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rnicolausCommented:
Syncback has excellent products, and the Freeware version writes to CDRW/DVD RW or any attached drive

http://www.2brightsparks.com/download-syncback.html
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rnicolausCommented:
I meant to say "2 Bright Sparks has excellent products (Syncback Pro, SE, and freeware)"
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I don't know of any FREE products that will perform a proper SYSTEM STATE backup other than the built-in NTBackup program, which I find works just fine.  Doesn't write to CD/DVD, but handles external drives fine.  
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bz43Author Commented:
Hi leew, I should have been more clear.  I'm just looking to back up some user folders.  Not needing to back up the system itself.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Again, NTBackup works just fine.  

Or you can write a small script and XCOPY/ROBOCOPY/COPY/RSYNC the data.  OR you can follow best practices to ensure you have an off-site backup and use Carbonite or some other automated online backup system.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
The online services aren't free, but if  you value your data, $55/year isn't much.  Certainly a lot less than a data recovery service and even an external hard drive for backup.
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bz43Author Commented:
Thanks.  I'll also try the gui for NTBackup, http://www.backupassist.com/index.html since it says it writes to cd/dvd's.
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