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Backup solution needed

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mcseguy9, May 6, 2004.

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  1. mcseguy9

    mcseguy9 Thread Starter

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    I'm looking for a simple and inexpensive backup solution for a remote location. They have just over a gigabyte of data that needs to be backed up regularly (at least weekly if not daily). I'm sure the amount of data to be backed up will grow over time. These user's do not have an on-site tech and are not very computer savvy. They're okay, but as simple a solution as possible is what is needed. I'm looking for something that would hang off of a PC, maybe via USB? There are no servers over there, just about six PC's all running Windows 2000 Professional. The data to be backed up is on a single PC. Any ideas?
     
  2. LONGHAIR

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    An external USB2 Hard drive would be a great solution. It could be partitioned and used for several different machines too if needed. It can easily be taken off-site (as any real back-up should).
     
  3. JohnWill

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    I'd work out a simple batch file scheme to allow multiple copies of the backup to be on the drive, so you'd have at least a few generations of data.
     
  4. abbyk

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    There are numerous companies doing online backup - im looking into it myself - seems the safest ( potentially ) way to backup. Not very expensive too.

    But I have NO personal experience of this method - so anyone who has - please post.

    I'll following this thread

    abbyk
     
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