Backing up my home network

I have just configured my Home network. I have 3 Xp machines all setup for sharing. I have not setup network drives yet as not sure if they form part of a backup strategy.

Basically I want a program I can set to run at night on any of the machines which will back up to one of my PCs which has two drives, one 160Gb with the OS (XPPro) on it and another 80Gb drive (unused so far). I want to duplicate all backups across these drives so that if one goes wrong I can access the OK drive to extract the folders back to their respective source as needed. So if the OS drive goes down I can reload te OS and get at the OK secondary drive (or take the secondary drive out and relocate it elsewhere).

My idea is to copy folders so I can copy them back from the file manager (i.e. not necessarily the backup program).

Is there an open source program (or other) that I can install on any or all of these?

Thanks. PS I did have Nero backup but it only does network backup via mapped network drives which I found inconvenient.

  sunny staines 12:16 03 Jan 08

avoid norton ghost as it lets you restore from a network pc but for reasons unknown has no option to backup over the network.

Ok thanks. I would have to buy this one and initially looking for an open source solution.

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