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Image Backup for Windows 2003 server

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Hi,

We have two Windows 2003 servers;

1 has SQL running on it

1 has Terminal Services on it.

What image backup software would people recommend, keeping cost to a minimum.

We have acronis on our SBS 2008 box, but the 2003 server is expensive in my opinion....
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The best software would be StorageCraft's Shadowprotect. The least costly on the other hand Paragon's Backup and Recovery:

http://www.storagecraft.com/#products

http://www.paragon-software.com/products/business/
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by:Miguel Angel Perez Muñoz
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Cheaper software could be Windows backup (included with OS) but with this advices:
- Can backup all your servers running.
- Create full backups to usb drive or other machine.
- Create an SQL export job before doing windows backup.

Consider recover time as another factor to choose backup software (on this case, reinstall OS and restore on machine).
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I have had a look inot this a bit more and Acronis is only £549 per machine. Compared to others, it seems to be comparable.
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The products I mentioned are better though, and you can probably get similar prices if you talk to a partner who sells the products.
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by:Tony Giangreco
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I've used backup Exec, Acronis and Window backup. if money is a problem, Windows Backup should be a good solution. It's gotten better since the early days and there are more features now.
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Yea I see your point about Storagecraft. It looks very slick and easy
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