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we have small office on 50 computers, the computers are connected to the domain win server 2008 and 10 computers are using folder redirection because the server storage is running out from the space, I have also mybooklivedua NAS so how can I enable my office same backup process or different backup types using windows server 2008 and this NAS.

I think those following idea seems to me usfull but let me know your advice.
1. To connect the 40 users to the NAS but how can I automate the backup process from the PCs or the server using this NAS.

2. To remove the  Hard-rive from this NAS and to install it to the server but I don;t what I will require to achieve this.

please advice and share with me your experience the best way to make backup system for this 50 computers and the different options that I will need .
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by:noufs
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Hello,

You can use NTBACKUP (for XP) or Windows Backup (For 7) with scheduled task.

Every day at X backup entire C or D to \\IPOFNAS\backup
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by:fahad44
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Thanks noufs and well noted, how can I make the ntback for xp readable format so that I can see the entire documents ? also does the windows support incremental backup or  full backup all the time.

any other from the other expertise is highly appreciated
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Hello, NTBACKUP is a bkf extention, you only can use ntbackup to open it and restore it. (you easily can browse your backup to see the tree of documents)
And yes, you can make incremental backup or full backup, depends how you will schedule it after.
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by:fahad44
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Thanks noufs, and I saw now .
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by:shahzoor
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you can use Paragon Backup and Recovery
http://www.paragon-software.com/home/br-free/

Its a free software, and define the tasks as per your requirements
You can define the selective files and folders and drive to backup and the destination drive as your remote NAS.
Choose incremental backup so that it consumes less space on your storage device and less traffic over network
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Thanks byaroms, may you share with me free software like this one that is centrally managed that can backup user files in the LAN into the server.
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