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What would be the best way (freeware) to backup data (with verification) from a drive?

What would be the best way (freeware) to backup data (with verification) from a drive?
Would robocopy would be best or are there more recommended applications?
Is there advantage for making a ghost (rather than copy) to a non OS drive?
Thanks in advance!
Windows Server 2003Microsoft Legacy OSWindows Server 2008

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I use Robocopy for Staging, but I would not us it for a backup solution.  I do not think there is a verification switch.  I know you can use /V for verbose and that just showes Skip files which in turn confirms if a file is not logged it was copied.

I would agree with leakim971 that NTBACKUP is your best choice for a free backup solution w/ verification.

thanks ,
Any ideas:
 if backup using NT backup (Windows server 2003)  will I be able to recover those files on a Windows Server 2008 OS?
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there's no backup tools on Windows Server 2008
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