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Backing up of Win 2K servers - Planning and Execution

by angus10 / April 6, 2004 4:33 PM PDT

Hi.. Apologies if this is not the right forum to post the above subject.

I'm looking for references and documentation on planning and executing backup of Win2K server. Are there any websites that offer samples of such references/documentations?


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Re:Backing up of Win 2K servers - Planning and Execution
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 6, 2004 10:02 PM PDT

Here's the two products we use at the office. Almost flawless...

Quantum DLT drives.
Veritas backup software.

See if you can get a bundled deal to help with the pricing. Ask about "bare-metal restore."


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Re:Backing up of Win 2K servers - Planning and Execution
by plato_2004 / April 9, 2004 9:14 AM PDT

Hi Angus,
We specialize in 'bundled' software and hardware solutions for quick, easy and automated backup. Depeding on the amount of data you have, I would suggest a 8 slot DLT autolaoder. This will back up each day of the week + a full weekley backup. Our basic pricing for a system like this including the tape drive, auto-loader and software runs about $4,700.00.

You can visit our web site to learn more about our backup solutions:

Feel free to call me with any questions:

Patrick Howard
800.896.7248 x 217

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Planning and Execution
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 9, 2004 11:21 AM PDT

From the Forum policy. " It is permissible for members to mention services or products that are provided by them or the companies with which they are affiliated, as long as the information is germane to the topic, is not a blatant advertisement, and the members mention their affiliation with the company in the content of the message."

I've never seen your product before. Orbit sounds familiar as that 1 Gigabyte drive some years ago.

Can you tell more about your company?


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Re:Backing up of Win 2K servers - Planning and Execution
by angus10 / April 11, 2004 4:29 PM PDT

Thks for the replies. I guess I didn't make my intentions clear.
As I'm very new to administrator role, I'm actually looking for documentation on how administrators plan periodic backup of the servers, their considerations and general procedures. I do know of products in the market that do backups of servers periodically but I'm not very keen on them as yet.

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I usually see companies pay for it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 11, 2004 9:57 PM PDT

I hear you now.

In short, each company has to write out their own backup and disaster recovery plans. There hasn't been any ready to use document since each company seems to wrestle with the reality that such backup costs as much as that server.

Hint: Just sit down and write it out. Then re-write if need be.


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