A company is currently running an SBS 2008 server with folder redirection. The Server is backed up during the night using built-in backup to an external drive and this drive is rotated weekly for off-site protection. User data is therefore backed up onto these drives.
They are now looking at replacing the server with Essentials 2012 and I see you can use folder re-direction or client computer backup / file history.
My question is:
Can I use client computer backup / file history and back up the server in the same way as the current server?
The current backup is done out of office hours so there is usually no one on the client computers. I therefore assume, if the same principles are followed, the “File History Backups” and/or “Client Computer Backups” folders in “ServerFolders” will back up without problem onto an external hard drive - ensuring off-site backup of user data in case of fire etc.?
Thanks in advance.