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I'm a network admin, and I have to setup a backup process for 7 dirs, the dirs are on a windows remote folder about 2GB each with subdirs and files. I need backup a dir each day from 6pm.

Is there a freeware up that get this done for me? What can you recommend.

Thanks.

Note:

Backup to a centralized windows 2003 server, all other matchines are windows 2003 servers, and are in the same LAN.

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Are the machines you want to backup also Windows? –  Scott Pack Nov 29 '09 at 15:27
    
There are a number of questions that would be useful to provide the answer to: How remote is remote? on the LAN, or across the internet? What is the destination of the backup: do you want to backup to hard disk on a server or to tape, is the destination Windows or Linux or something else? –  Randy Orrison Nov 29 '09 at 17:10
    
Do you need incremental backups? If not then rsync should work for you. –  Nathan Adams Nov 29 '09 at 18:05
    
How can I make this public wiki, I don't think there's a right answer here. –  Haim Bender Dec 3 '09 at 20:45

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Have you tried Areca? Not sure if it works on the network, but for workstations it's a breeze!

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I personally use http://backup.comodo.com/ for home and the office.

I have used http://mozy.com as well in the past and had no issues.

Mozy is a pay service, Comodo has a tool that allows you to back up on a schedule very easily to anywhere.

If you are on a windows network you could use DFS to sync between a couple of disks as a Pseudo backup.

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Hey, what is a DFS? –  Haim Bender Nov 30 '09 at 8:12
    
DFS is Distributed File System...it is a role you can install on Windows Server 2k3 and 2k8. It took me a while to trust that you could put name spaces and replication would work but I will not host a file server with out it now. <microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/technologies/storage/dfs/…; –  Thomas Denton Dec 5 '09 at 2:36

JungleDisk with an Amazon S3 account is pretty reliable and while not free, is relatively inexpensive. Looks like it'd be around $5 US for what you have.

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Love JungleDisk, but I use Rackspace Cloud Files for the storage provider. –  phoebus Nov 30 '09 at 9:57

For backing up Windows PCs over the network, I use BackupPC running on a Linux server. Works great with cwRsync running on the Windows PC for access.

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I currently started testing ntbackup, comes with WinXP.

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