I have a number of non-technical users on vista laptops that need to have their files backed up. We have a central NAS device on the office network, which would be the best place to store files, but what is the best way to configure and schedule the backups?
The Vista built-in backup software software doesn't seems to offer any way to specifiy what should be backed up, it just grabs all "data" files on the computer, so it is not suitable.
I havn't been able to find any backup software that will work properly with a NAS device - almost everything that would otherwise be suitable requires a server component, and a few I tested with a windows server component using the NAS as storage did not function reliably.
What solutions exist that can be given a list of folders on a local machine and periodically (according to a schedule) perform a one-way synch of the data to a shared folder? It seems like a very simple thing to do, but I'm having a lot of trouble finding a solution that will work.