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# 40572 31-Aug-2009 18:18
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I'm looking for some backup software so I can backup some important files from the Server I have at home (Photos, Important documents etc mostly).

Can anyone recommend something that fits the following criteria,

 - Can do incremental backups to an FTP server
 - Free or reasonaly cheap
 - Preperably runs on Windows 2003 Server, or at least Vista/Windows 7

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  # 252025 31-Aug-2009 18:38
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I use Acronis True Image.

You can also use Seagate DiscWizard (free) if you have Maxtor or Seagate drives. This is a cut down version of Acronis True Image. Not sure if it will allow networked drive saving or not on Seagates Version.




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  # 252038 31-Aug-2009 19:27
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ZollyMonsta: I use Acronis True Image.

You can also use Seagate DiscWizard (free) if you have Maxtor or Seagate drives. This is a cut down version of Acronis True Image. Not sure if it will allow networked drive saving or not on Seagates Version.


True, true. Forgot Acronis True Image - I use it at home (Symantec Backup Exec is for servers only).




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  # 252046 31-Aug-2009 20:18
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ZollyMonsta: I use Acronis True Image.

You can also use Seagate DiscWizard (free) if you have Maxtor or Seagate drives. This is a cut down version of Acronis True Image. Not sure if it will allow networked drive saving or not on Seagates Version.


True, true. Forgot Acronis True Image - I use it at home (Symantec Backup Exec is for servers only).



True Image has the advantage as well that if you buy a laptop, it won't have any backup media, you can save OS image partitions and also easily upgrade the hard drive without endless fiddling about.  You can also use it to easily create a backup of your Windows system to prevent rogue installs - ie just go back to the previous backup of your partition.



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  # 252064 31-Aug-2009 21:50
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Looks like SyncBack is a go. It's doing a backup over FTP right now from Server 2003, and it was free!




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  # 252075 31-Aug-2009 22:31
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I've scheduled it to run at 11am every day. Just had to specify username and password to run as. Not sure if it runs as a service. Will find out at 11 tomorrow i guess




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  # 252113 1-Sep-2009 08:39
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Have been using Horizon Pacific's online automated backup
- It is incremental
- Multiple instances
- Does system states
- Images with Shadow Protect
- Can backup Exchange
- Can backup databases
- Can schedule backups to happen up to every 15 mins however I have it set daily

The most important thing is that it is backed up to Horizon Pacific's data centre so it is also a disaster recovery solution as well.  The great thing about having data saved in NZ is if you have a disaster you can get a hard drive couriered with all your data, which is very good if you have alot of GB's.

Local support which is great as well.  It is a paid service unlike syncback  and you pay according to how many GB's you want backup up in the data centre.

A really neat loophole I have found in this service is that you can have backup a small amount like 5GB offsite with your really important data and use the program to backup all your data to another drive locally at any amount that you like.




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  # 252119 1-Sep-2009 09:00
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Cobian Backup

Its free, easy to setup, reliable.  It'll do incremental backups via FTP as well.  It'll compress the stuff if you want, it'll encrypt it as well.  Runs as a service. 



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  # 252182 1-Sep-2009 12:07
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Can confirm the SyncBack backup ran and completed successfully without me being logged onto the machine.




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  # 252218 1-Sep-2009 13:32
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iDrive - Running on our Server 2003 R2 box.  Brilliant!

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