Straightforward Server backup software

One of our clients. Running Server 2008. We want to set up a straightforward backup onto swappable external hard drives.

I am look for software that:

Can be scheduled
Can run incremental backups (not crucial)
Provides log/run reports that can be emailed automatically
Runs on Server 2008
Inexpensive (or even free?)

Most cheap or free backup solutions are usually not Windows Server compatible.

I have been looking at the specifications for BackupAssist (Cost is £139.00 = $223) and this would seem to do the job and match my criteria.

If anyone has any other suggestions or advice, all welcome.
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nazg82Commented:
Did you think about the restore time?
Is the server virtual?
How many users in the enviroment?
Is the server important to the client?
If the server goes down, does it effect the client's productivity?

In most cases, thinking cheap for backup, will result in high expense.
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gerlisAuthor Commented:
This is a ibt unique and not a typical backup scenario. We have tried to persuade this cclient to go for our aonline backup service but it's too expensive for him

He's a lawyer and now becaue of the economic downturn just him in the office. Until recently he had a secretary and at most he only ever had 4 staff, but plans to expand. He only needs to ensure his documents and accounts data are backed up. If his server were to melt down tomorrow it wouldn matter he could still run it from a PC.

>Did you think about the restore time?
Yes, but unimportant, we wouldn't bothe reestablishing his server.
>Is the server virtual?
No.
>How many users in the enviroment?
1.
>Is the server important to the client?
No he could sruvive without it.
>If the server goes down, does it effect the client's productivity?
Not really very much.
>In most cases, thinking cheap for backup, will result in high expense.
This is a didfferent set up circumstances.
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gerlisAuthor Commented:
Don't know how it came to include "Topics:  Outlook Groupware Software"! Can it be removedfrom the tags?
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nazg82Commented:
Did you already think about Windows Backup?
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc770266(v=ws.10).aspx
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gerlisAuthor Commented:
nazg82: Thanks for this. Hadn't considered this.

 I have taken only a quick look at the article.Seems that Windows Backup it might not fit all my criteria and from the postings it hasn't received a "good press".

However I'll look at it in more detail later.
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gerlisAuthor Commented:
Seems that BackupAssist fits the bill, and is reasonably priced.
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gerlisAuthor Commented:
No other suitable solutions offered. Windows backup not appropriate.
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