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Backing up Office Data from Home

by vocoderman / October 28, 2004 6:49 AM PDT

I have a server runnng microsoft server 2000 at work. I want to back up our data from home incase there is a break in or fire or whatever at the office.

I have a computer at home and basically want a program that will run daily at a scheduled time and back up changed data.

Any suggestions?


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Re: Backing up Office Data from Home
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 28, 2004 9:37 AM PDT

At the office we use OpenSSH to do such transfers since we much not LEAK! Servers and clients and documentation start at

Best of luck,


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Re: Backing up Office Data from Home
by vocoderman / October 29, 2004 3:13 AM PDT

THank You.

OpenSSH sounds good. But the main thing we want to do is have it back up itself, out of the office, automatically.

We need a program to do that. DO you know what I mean?

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Re: Backing up Office Data from Home
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 29, 2004 3:54 AM PDT

As to scheduling, I would write scripts or batch files to finish this off and schedule such with the task scheduler.

This is entry level batch file work, so your IT staff should be able to handle it or else I'd look to replace them ASAP.


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Re: Backing up Office Data from Home
by vocoderman / October 31, 2004 10:14 PM PST

Unfortunately we are a small company. So we don't have an IT department. I'll be setting it up myself.

I should be able to do it.

Thanx for your help....

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In that case, here's an example...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 1, 2004 1:05 AM PST

Please excuse that there's more in there than you need to know, but commands and more are noted and you'll start digesting password/other management as well.

Our IT person had it working in about 20 minutes so take it that this stuff works well. The only issue can be all the firewalls people install, so the port you need to open is usually 22.

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