back up of users

on windows domain users of a enterprise which has 6000 users , how to back individual users data backup automatically and weekly
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Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
Where does the users data reside?
In a domain network they should all have a home directory which resides on a network share.
All user data documents spreadsheets etc should be saved there.

Then the normal backup procedure would backup the data.

If on the local computer that poses another concern.
1. loose a hard drive then the user looses all data. Not a good practice to keep company information on a local hard drive.

there are utilities  or scripts can be written that will copy files/folders to a network share.
those scripts can be run on a timely basis you could setup something like rsync to do that process.

Many options.
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Sebastian TalmonSystem Engineer Datacenter SolutionsCommented:
Do you mean local data on PCs?
Or User-Objects in your ActiveDirectory-DB?

Normally with such a user count I would try to keep the users own Data away from local PCs (for example folder redirection or other policy)
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techpAuthor Commented:
local data on PCs.
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Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
I would then create a script to copy the data from each users computer data folders to a network share

Create a gpo to run this script at shutdown and logoff times

You really should set up the save folders on all machines to a network share

The above will need a little work

Let us know if you need help with that
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techpAuthor Commented:
is there any software available to backup automatically users profile data
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Sebastian TalmonSystem Engineer Datacenter SolutionsCommented:
Maybe you could Look at the free Veeam client backup...
(If you have One paid license for veeam backup, you could also centrally store and monitor all client Backups)

But the better solution would be to redirect content directly to a server share
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techpAuthor Commented:
what do u mean...tacotec
more explain pls
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Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
What type of server backups do you use?

What type of disk storage you have?
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techpAuthor Commented:
now no client user desktop backup
how to backup  individual users data at client desktop ,  automatically and weekly towards a centralized location
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Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
What software do you have to backup your servers?
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techpAuthor Commented:
symantec backup for servers
we want another backup for clients
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Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
which Symantec backup product.

They offer many add on agents to their product line.

I looked at NetBackup and it listed client software for desktop and laptop

take a look

http://www.symantec.com/netbackup/agents-options-add-ons/

Since you have Symantec already would be a easier upgrade path than whole new product.
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