I am looking at setting up a backup solution... well including in my backup solution actually... an external harddrive on my main file server. I then use something like Microsoft SyncToy to 'sync' data onto the external hard drive.
I currently have a Symantec Backup Exec solution that backs up file server (as well as other servers). This backups to external hard drives also, but of course it relies on Backup Exec. In my experience restoring from a backup is one of the most problem ridden tasks. Therefore my thinking is that the 'synced' files would be a second line backup.
Any thoughts from anyone, or better solutions? I do have a backup domain controller but do not currently know how to configure file replication on it. (I understand this is possible also)