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I need a Backup Utility with No User Setup necessary

by GeoJono / February 19, 2014 4:26 AM PST

Hello - I'm trying to find a backup utility that will backup a network drive to the local C: drive automatically, on a schedule, and silently.

It needs to be one that I can setup and export the settings, to import to the other computers. It should then be completely invisible to the users.

I looked at Comodo Backup. That would be perfect except that it doesn't provide a way to include the scheduling in the backup script. I don't want to have to setup the schedule on every computer individually, though if I can do that with a script that the user can just run once, that would be OK.

The resulting backup doesn't necessarily need to be easily opened in Explorer; the users will not be interacting with the backup itself.

The object is to backup each user's Home folder (a network folder) to their C: drive automatically without the user having to do anything. This is strictly a backup of the Home folder; not a working space for them.

If more questions need to be asked, please ask. I'm open to any suggestions.


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So far such would have to written by you.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 19, 2014 4:40 AM PST

There are ways to do this if you are on Windows Server but your post doesn't reveal detail.

So let's go with this is a workplace. You have a Windows Server, Active Directory and want it to be auto everything.

Good. Do that with your login script. Plenty of web pages and fine books so we're done.

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PS. let's not forget the old one liner.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 19, 2014 4:52 AM PST
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