Backing up on a daily, weekly and monthly basis

  Mrs Bear 22 May 12
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We work in a small office with 6 networked computers what is the current best way to back up our current working files on a regular basis. I don't think we are ready for drop box and we are currently using robocopy which isn't great.
Thank you

  KRONOS the First 22 May 12

DropBox is free and works seamlessly OK you only get 2GB storage free but that can quite easily be increased to 20GB.It works for me anyway.Plus I have 1TB NAS Drive soon to be increased to 2TB. I use Goodsync to back up selected folders to the NAS drive and as any files are added or deleted these will also be added or deleted from the NAS drive. I have only 3 PC's connected and I must admit it works pretty much unattended. I check now and again that the folders have been kept in sync and so far so good.

  compumac 22 May 12

Similar to Chronus in that I have four PC's networked and use Allway Sync to backup personal data to external drives and to a central PC. With Allway Sync you can also recover old versions of a data file in the event of later versions of that file being corrupted in some way or by incorrect entries - a very useful feature as I have found out.

Mrs. Bear: all I'd say is - never rely on having just one backup...

  compumac 22 May 12

Just out of interest I know of a small company that had their backups on the same disk/partition and when it crashed so did their business, as all of their customer details and their financial details were consigned to nevernever land.

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