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Automatic BackUp

Hi-
I work for a company with 200-400 employees, I need to find a way to set up a backup of all documents and files for all computers on the domain, budget is a problem and we do not have $$ to proceed with a third party software unless it's free.
Is there a way to run a back up process periodically using open source maybe?
Can I have the Windows 7 backup and restore feature enable using a GPO or somehting so I don't have to go one by one enabling the feature?
What would be your suggestion?
Thank you,
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Paul MacDonaldDirector, Information SystemsCommented:
That's not much to go on.  Where are you backing up from?  Where are you backing up to?  What other requirements do you have besides no cost?
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jkratzerCommented:
If you have the space available on your servers, you could set up folder redirection through GPO.

With this you could have all the users data on a server and just use your current backup scheme to back that up.

This also enables that if a user loggs into another PC, they will have all of there own files.
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TraxAdminAuthor Commented:
Thank you,
Q/Where are you backing up from?
A/Local machines, desktops and laptops.
Q/Where are you backing up to?
A/Storage drive will be located on a local file server ( a RAID array)
Q/What other requirements do you have besides no cost?
A/All machines have Windows 7 installed.
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Paul MacDonaldDirector, Information SystemsCommented:
Since they're all Windows 7, you could have a startup script that uses the AT command to launch WBADMIN to do the backup.  The net cost is a little of your time to write the script and periodically check to make sure backups are working.
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TraxAdminAuthor Commented:
What about a GPO? is there a GPO that I can use to kick off a backup process?
Thank you,
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jkratzerCommented:
You could create a GPO that runs a script at either login or logout that would backup the users data.  I would use logout.  People do not like to wait for login.
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TraxAdminAuthor Commented:
Ok can you teach me how do do this? do you mean I would need to use a complete brand new script, or use the log out script already in the templates?
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jkratzerCommented:
You would have to create new script for this.

Would be something like:

copy %userenv%\My Documents whateverserver
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byaromsCommented:
Trying to avoid 3rd party software will take its toll in bandwidth usage, bloating storage, administration time, unreliable backups, and inability to know what going on….

For an affordable (not free) and easy to use incremental backup software for the enterprise you should take a look at http://www.datamills.com 
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TraxAdminAuthor Commented:
byaroms was the only one providing an acceptable solution.
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