Ramesh Govindaraj wrote:
> I have couple of windows 2003 servers running. All my team member's
> machines (windows xp) are connected to the above servers.
> I want to periodically take backup of all my team member's machines
> data (i will share a particular folder in a drive - only this folder
> needs to be backed up) onto the above servers.
> But the backup operation should run from server and not from client
> Is there any Backup software available in market for this or is this
> achievable from Windows Backup?
> Your every clue would be so helpful for me.
> - Ramesh
I'll "third" what Meinolf & Pegasus wrote. Do not store *any* data on the
workstations. Don't share anything (data or printers) on workstations
either. Use folder redirection (group policy) for My Documents, Desktop, and
even Application Data if you can get away with it. Consider roaming profiles
if you think you can keep them tiny, because even if users never roam they
may need a workstation replaced someday & it makes it much faster.
The workstations should be configured as identically as possible, users
shouldn't have admin rights, and if someone needs to log out of one PC and
into another they shouldn't notice much difference.
This is always better. Windows Home Server does a good job backing up
workstations - but the word "home" in the name should be indicative of its
purpose. Workstation backups are slow, inefficient, and rarely worth the
effort - if your domain is configured properly you don't need 'em. :-)