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Windows 7: Backup to a network drive

10 Mar 2009   #11

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi everybody -- good to know there are cheaper alternatives -- however I think you've all got the point of the post that almost any commercial solution is better than the built in Windows system restore.

If you are purely Imaging the drive there may also be some stand alone open source Linux solutions as well but I haven't looked yet.


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27 Jun 2009   #12

Windows Vista Ultimate
Backup in Windows 7

I have been using XP on my file-server system for years because it has a good network backup in it. Apparently is not present in Vista or W7 because MS didn't own it.

I use backup to backup each of the My Documents for the computers on my network. I run the full backup once and then the incremental backup each night.

Now that I have moved my file-server to W7 I am left without a good network backup package without going to a commercial product. I can use Virtual Windows XP, since the backup function exists, but this seems a little kludgey.

I don't want hard drive images, I just want to backup my operational data. Am I missing something that will provide this function in W7?
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