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Setting up cost effective Windows 2008 network

I've been out the network administrators role since right before Server 2003 came to the market. I'm trying to build a network to get a little more up to date. Fortunately I am a current student so I get some discounts. I've decided to go with Windows 2008 with Exchange 2007.

What I need to know is a cost effective backup solution for Windows Server 2008 and Exchange Server 2007 that will write to a HDD. In the past I used Backup Exec but I can't afford that solution.

I have searched and the only cost effective solutions I have found are for Server 2003.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Is this for biz or personal?

In reply to: Setting up cost effective Windows 2008 network

For personal I think the good old clone the drive will do. I use G4U (see google) for that. Remember it's a one line command so it's only scary the first time.

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Its for personal/relearning

In reply to: Is this for biz or personal?

I just want to make sure exchange gets backed up along with all my files that will reside on the server. I would like to make my system more like a business setup as possible. Unfortunately I have to cut corners somewhere.

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