Creating full machine backups
Posted on 2011-03-25
I am trying to come up with an easy and effective solution to backup machines before they are rebuilt. From time to time we are required to blow away machines and rebuild them with sometimes data loss is an issue. (user error - the forget to backup a folder).
Currently when We do backups we use ghost and another sata drive to ghost their current drive to, then data copied back after the machine rebuilt.
This process works well but I end up with several hdds that can't be overwritten for a week or 2 etc.
I'm hoping to use some kind of network nas solution - cost effective and in conjunction with some software I can achieve a similar result but the ability to have it stored on a network and the option to either bare metal restore or just select folders required to restore back.
Surely there must be some solution that exists out there for this kind of work?
Any suggestions would be appreciated