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Server 2003 backup software

Dec 17, 2010 2:38AM PST

We just had our server explode and need to set up a new one. The original one had Veritas backup, but I am told you can no longer purchase that or get support for it. Does anyone have any recommendations for a replacement backup software? We need to be able to backup the server onto a secondary machine. All suggestions and comments very welcome.

Thanks
Barb

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Why not go native?
Dec 17, 2010 2:42AM PST
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go native
Dec 17, 2010 3:29AM PST

from what I read, will the windows backup duplicate the entire computer (system, softwares, files, etc.)? It read to me like it only does files. I need to be able to backup the entire server and all the network operations. This is a domain server.

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Would not work out well.
Dec 17, 2010 3:31AM PST

Having helped a person duplicate the drive I then let them try the drive in a nearly identical machine and guess what? The OS would not boot. Ok, repair the OS. OS is booting but not one app worth noting was working because they wanted to activate.

There is a way to get around all this if you consider virtualizing the server but that's a discussion for a seminar.
Bob

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True Image or Todo Backup
Mar 7, 2011 4:02PM PST

In fact, I'm the fan of Acronis. Beautiful interface and stable features are my favorites.
But here, for SBS server backup programs. I have to say I prefer ToDo Backup.
Firstly, I've checked todo backup server version under sbs 2008. Everything goes well, including the system backup and restore, file backup and restore, system based hdd cloning, incremental backup, universal restore, snapshot... I checked all these features and made a comparison between these two, I found there is almost the same pretty good backup programs here.
Everybody knows True Image sells seperately, and the price is always higher than others, but todo backup is an all-in-one program with a cheaper price.
Based the same feature undergroud, the price would be important for sbs servers.
So here, ToDo Backup is better than sbs server users.
You may find here:
http://www.todo-backup.com/business/server-backup.htm
http://www.acronis.com/backup-recovery/

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Looks like you did not read the question.
Mar 8, 2011 12:32AM PST

Those backup programs do not address what happens when you restore to another machine. The OS still fails to boot and more.

--> If you read what they are after I think they are ready to virtualize their servers.

Can you help with that?
Bob

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todo backup
Aug 25, 2011 3:14PM PDT

My
favorite is easeus todo backup. It is easy to use and relatively cheaper!

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Cheap failure at least.
Aug 26, 2011 12:48PM PDT

Read the requirements and this fails the original poster.
Bob