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    Hi Guyz..

    I m trying to backup my Server Data through NTBACKUP utility.

    I did the following

    1) Normal Backup (of my desired documents)
    2) Incremental Backup (daily schedule backup)
    i) append this backup to the existing backups

    Guyz.. any suggestion for this..??


    Regards
    Kamal

  • #2
    Re: what is the Best way of Backup

    It's hard to tell what is a best way when there is no info on resources you have available.
    The best way is obviously if the backups are succesfull. Other that that it depends on how much disk space you have available if backing up to disk or other media, your backup size or the rotation method you are using, etc.
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    • #3
      Re: what is the Best way of Backup

      "Best" is a subjective term, at best (pun intended). Depending on your backup needs, I think your solution is fine. I often use the same backup method for small entities that have no budget or resources for anything else.

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      • #4
        Re: what is the Best way of Backup

        Hi Guyz

        I have to backup only Documents. My server Hard Drive is 250GB and I am going to backp on the External USB Drive 1TB.

        I have a question

        When i ll restore the data as per the above scenario, will it restore the latest Backup??

        Regards
        Last edited by kamalwasti; 31st March 2010, 07:19.
        Kamal

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        • #5
          Re: what is the Best way of Backup

          I would recommend (if you have the space)
          Full + Differential
          This means a 2 step restore compared with 2-to-n steps with Full+Incrementals

          Obviously it takes more space since each differential grows compared with the previous one but in general space is cheaper than time!
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          • #6
            Re: what is the Best way of Backup

            Or if you have the capacity on the backup drive, Full Backup each night. That way you have a 1 step Backup and a 1 step Restore.

            See, there is no wrong or right way to do this. It depends on your circumstances.
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            • #7
              Re: what is the Best way of Backup

              Thanks to all of you for such a healthy comments.
              Kamal

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