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Small non-profit seeks automated backup for Windows file server

Our organization recently bought a new file server (running Server 2012), but the old server probably has a few years of life remaining in it. I'd like to place the old server at the opposite end of the building and use it to host real-time backups through the LAN. [more inside]
posted by alex1965 on Aug 20, 2014 - 4 answers

Managing and backing up files across several home computers

What are your tools and best practices for managing your digital stuff across several computers at home? [more inside]
posted by parudox on Mar 3, 2014 - 12 answers

What sort of server & network setup would work for a small design business?

What networking or server (NAS?) equipment do I need to set up a small design business that will use a lot of fairly large CAD, Rhino, PSD, AI, and other design-type files? [more inside]
posted by This_Will_Be_Good on Jul 21, 2012 - 3 answers

How to get CrashPlan+ features on my own?

Is there a program or pair of programs that can do everything CrashPlan+ does? [more inside]
posted by dvrcthewrld on Apr 26, 2012 - 6 answers

Good XP disk cloning tool?

What is the best free PC Disk Cloning Software? [more inside]
posted by chris p on Jul 20, 2010 - 15 answers

Comprehensive hard drive imaging

Is there a fairly comprehensive method I can use to image a hard-drive quickly, in case I end up needing that backup image later? [more inside]
posted by geodave on Apr 6, 2009 - 14 answers

Can I freely print while NASing?

Is there a way to use a PC as a print server while running FreeNAS on it at the same time? [more inside]
posted by entropic on Mar 9, 2009 - 6 answers

Connecting computers for backup purposes

I have a seperate backup server but would only be able to backup via wifi or cable to another computer - how/what to do?! [more inside]
posted by SRMorris on Mar 5, 2009 - 8 answers

Am I stupid to buy OEM Hard Drives?

I need advice on the reliability and economics of buying OEM Hard Drives in bulk. Is it false economy? [more inside]
posted by melorama on Dec 9, 2008 - 11 answers

How do I track my DVD-Rs?

Is there any good, free UNIX/Linux software you can suggest for keeping a searchable index of removable media? [more inside]
posted by tommorris on Nov 25, 2008 - 7 answers

Corrupted Ghost Image; NEED TO EXTRACT FILES!

Corrupted Ghost 8.0 image! Is there a way to at least extract files off one of the img files? [more inside]
posted by Zeker on Nov 20, 2008 - 3 answers

automatic back-up solution for someone who doesn't understand computers

I'm helping out an elderly lady who is using a laptop with XP which is showing signs of unreliability. It is now permanently sat on a table so it doesn't get moved around. She is especially concerned about a failure leading to a loss of outlook express e-mails. This person is easily confused by all things computer related so it has to work with minimum intervention and be as simple as possible. I was thinking of using an external drive and Acronis true image 11 home. I would set up True image to mirror on to the external drive. I was also thinking of automatically forwarding all outlook express mails to a web mail account - yahoo mail - as she has a yahoo account already. Being able to read from a webmail account would allow uninteruped service should anything go wrong. Is there anything wrong with this?
posted by conrad101 on Aug 18, 2008 - 11 answers

Backing up Multiple Computers to One Hard Drive

Are there any issues with backing up multiple computers to one external hard drive? And which drives come with simple, one touch backup software? [more inside]
posted by 1-2punch on May 9, 2008 - 4 answers

Go away or I will replace you with a very small shell script, actually,,, hang around dude....

Anyone know of a backup script or utility that won't hurt the OLD copy? [more inside]
posted by oblio_one on Mar 13, 2008 - 9 answers

What's a good strategy to backup my home PC files?

I want to know what backup strategy I should be using for my computer(s) at home. [more inside]
posted by Tbola on Oct 14, 2007 - 13 answers

Fully Automated XP Restore?

How do I fully automate restoring my Windows XP test machines to a clean state on a daily basis? [more inside]
posted by TheSlate on Sep 10, 2007 - 5 answers

How to create a file library?

[NoseBleedFilter] How to maintain a file library on Big Computer, and a small selection on Little Computer, so Big Computer Looks like Little Computer, but Little Computer doesn't need to carry all the files in file library? [more inside]
posted by mrgreyisyelling on Aug 22, 2007 - 7 answers

What should I do with my old hard drives?

I've got a bunch of extra hard drives, and I want to setup a backup NAS type solution so I can backup my data and store movies, tv shows, media, etc. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by creeront on Oct 10, 2006 - 13 answers

Data backup – PC/Mac household

Data backup for PC/Mac household: We’re trying to set up an efficient way to back up our crucial files from 4 computers (2 Mac, 2 PC) to one external hard drive. [more inside]
posted by aceyim on Nov 18, 2005 - 9 answers

Can you help me get my data back?

Can you help me get my data back? [more inside]
posted by horseblind on Oct 11, 2005 - 11 answers

rsync-equivalent for XP?

I am looking for a fault-tolerant file copying freeware/shareware (WinXP) for copying very large directories (> 100GB) from volume A to volume B. By "fault tolerant", I mean that the process won't die if a particular subdir or file won't copy, it will just keep on chugging and log the problem. This kinda sounds like is a prettified, Windows equivalent of rsync. Anyone?
posted by everichon on Aug 9, 2005 - 15 answers

Backing up to DVD under Linux

I've got a ~40G filesystem on a Linux machine. I'm looking for a solution that will let me backup to 4.7G DVD blanks - e.g., fill one disc, tell me to put in another, etc, until all of the data is copied to disc(s). I can do this easily with Dragon Burn under OSX with its "Span discs" option, but I'd like to find something similar for Linux. I know about cdrecord/proDVD, but last time I checked it didn't offer anything like this. Any suggestions?
posted by mrbill on Jul 3, 2005 - 7 answers

External Hard Drive Recommendations

I'm looking for an external hard drive that I will use to backup my personal computer. What should I buy? [more inside]. [more inside]
posted by gd779 on Aug 12, 2004 - 10 answers

How to clone a hard drive in Win2k?

Another boooooring computer question - sorry!

How do I clone a HD in a win2k system? My system's boot hd is a 20g 5400 rpm. I'd like to swap it for a 20 g 7200 rpm which is sitting at the moment in an external firewire enclosure. I also have 150g in an internal RAID array.

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posted by magullo on May 20, 2004 - 5 answers

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