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    I need a cheap backup system. Not joe dirt cheap... more like "I'm 30 and shouldn't be wearing a t-shirt I had back in the frat" cheap.

    Right now I have three external hard drives, two of which are rotated daily and the third is taken off site and backed up once a week. I have limited bandwidth (T1) at the office so I can't do a total backup every night. I currently use two machines, one Exchange & file hosting server and a second SQL server. These two both run Windows Server 2003. Total used storage is ~250gb although I would like to have the ability to backup 3x that so I don't have to switch my backup solution in the next two years.

    Tell me your thoughts.

  • #2
    http://www.educ.umu.se/~cobian/cobianbackup.htm

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    • #3
      we use a Buffalo Link Station at work and I like it. It's pretty seamless and runs up to 8 TB. They're pretty reasonable at $400+. With NAS, reviews are tough. People don't tyically write them unless they fail. My IT guy recommended and I've been pleased, regardless. To add, you can attach a USB drive to go offsite as well.

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      • #4
        That's a lot of floppies, better order them online.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by sweaterbydarwin View Post
          we use a Buffalo Link Station at work and I like it. It's pretty seamless and runs up to 8 TB. They're pretty reasonable at $400+. With NAS, reviews are tough. People don't tyically write them unless they fail. My IT guy recommended and I've been pleased, regardless. To add, you can attach a USB drive to go offsite as well.
          Are you backing up Windows systems? I was reading some reviews that have people bitching about Buffalo LS' compatibility with Active Directory.

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          • #6
            buy a external 1tb drive and use the software I linked above. That is cheap and easy.

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            • #7
              Windows SBS. If we're having problems, I'm not aware of them. :confused:

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              • #8
                Server crashed this morning. Hoppe that software backed up correctly....

                Sent from my MB860 using Tapatalk

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                • #9
                  Glad your website (that you don't use) is on a 3rd party server now?!? YOU'RE WELCOME!

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                  • #10
                    Should have got me to host mail on a 3rd party server, that would have been helpful right about now.

                    That program only backs up files. Hopefully Windows' standard backup program works to re-create the disk array. This is not good.

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