Backup of laptops on a domain

Hi there, I have a client with a server 2008 based network/domain in an office with about 4 users.

2 of them use laptops that they take offsite at the end of the day.

The owner wants the laptop documents to be backed up to the server. In the past I have used Sync back which is a very cool little free backup program but I wonder if there are better solutions out there???
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NinjaStyle82Systems AdministratorCommented:
You could just make a network share available offline on their computers, like a home drive. That way when they go home the files will be available, and when they get back to the office it will sync the files back automatically.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/working-with-network-files-offline#1TC=windows-7
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
SyncBack Pro is about as good as it gets. I use this myself and for clients for backing up documents. SyncBack allows files at both ends to be real (not owned by the other end) and so access away from the server is very fast.

Microsoft sync methods work, but if they fail for some reason, you are left with orphaned files. Access away from the server is slower in my experience which is why I changed some years back.
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NinjaStyle82Systems AdministratorCommented:
weird, I've never had any major issues with it, also it syncs the files locally so slowness shouldn't be a problem. Also its free, native to windows, etc.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Combine Folder Redirection with Offline Files.  That said, offline files, I *DID* find buggy in 2003... but with Windows 7 and 2008 I haven't seen issues.

Another thing that could be done -- if the company has an appropriate version of Windows Server -- Workstation backup is a feature of the Essentials line of Small Business Server products and would allow the workstations to be backed up to the server.
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