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We are quite stuck with which solution to choose for this backup issue:

What should happen: First, there should be an interface were to choose several sql databases (sort of checkboxes or whatsoever), also a few folders should be backed up -> this could be part of the program or could be seperate, I think about an interface were to select folders, but a txt file (or xml) with paths-to-folders is as good. Next, everything should be 7Zipped, SQL-DB and files seperate. Eventually everything should be copied to a local network drive after which copied via FTP.

Also important; it could be programmed or (partly) bought but I can't be one of those expensive backup tools $1000+ etc.

I already found this fairly priced tool that does already most of the tasks

7ZIP and copy to ftp

For your information: we had a kind of self-made tool created by a collegue (some time ago) but it became very untrustworthy and as the databases grew it couldn't handle it anymore... moving on

Please come up with suggestions. Thanks in advance!

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On my scenario i schediled a batch script to zip one file everyday,but it didnt work as below my old script:

"C:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe" a test.rar test.txt : this didnt work on windows 2008. but this wil work on windows 2003

i added the full path on my batch file and the below script works for me on windows 2008 server; "C:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe" a F:\ziptest\test.RAR F:\ziptest\test.txt : this works fine


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