I am trying to set up a reliable backup system for my parents business. I have tried synctoy & fbackup, both with great disaster. I have tried a few other programs that didn't do anything remotely close to what I needed.
Each computer has it's own file structure, and needs a copy backed up to a remote server. The backup for each machine needs to have the same directory structure, so we can instantly access a particular file from another machine if needed.
I currently have tonido running on a linux server at one location, and there are 2 Win XP clients at another location, and 2 Win 7 clients at a 3rd location. Each of the clients have tonido drive installed, and running as network drive H:\
I need a way that I can regularly backup (preferred scheduled) to the client machine's specified folder on H:\, and ideally only backup any changed or new files. Also, if a backup program allowed me to initally transfer all backup files via a USB stick to the server, and then use the network drive to maintain the backup, it would solve a lot of hassle, as the initial backup is going to take quite some time.
The problem I had with synctoy is that when the backup failed for whatever reason (usually due to the poor internet connection at location 2), it would not be able to resume, and had to rebuild its database and start again.
fbackup did the inititial backup ok on the machine I tested it on, but the scheduled events never happened. Although the log on the client stated it was successful, there were nil changes on the server, and the entire backup process took less than 30 seconds.
Has anyone got any solutions? If I can use one of the existing programs, or if you have a better option, it would be appreciated.