I have a network with approx 60 Windows 8.1 computers, not connected in a domain. I’m currently using some robocopy scripts that does the file backup from each computer, and saving log files to a SMB share where I can “monitor” which computers have run the last week.
I currently don’t have any image backups available, something I would really like, but while I like the Windows integrated system image backup, I don’t see how I can remotely administrate it, meaning I have to manually check 60 computers, or the share, but I can’t really verify that it is running correctly on all computers. And having to check both file backup and system backup manually seems like a big hassle for that many computers, and I don’t really get a warning if something hasn’t been copied.
That’s where I discovered UrBackup
The computers content is rarely modified, but I would like weekly file backup (a sync actually) in addition to the image backup, and I really just need a simple system image backup, one, maybe updated once a month, or every second month.
After installing the server, and a client, I saw that there was a lot of settings on how many incremental backups etc. I wanted. To be honest this seems overly complicated for what I need, is UrBackup simply to advanced for just file sync and a system image backup?
What I want is:
Every week - Sync"D" drive towards a network share
Every month - Update system image
Is this possible? I like sync better, so the backup doesn’t have a lot of deleted files.
Of course, this means that if a file IS deleted by error, there is an average 3.5 days to recover, in worst case it’s deleted and synced straight after.
The content each computer varies from 10-250GB, so I’d rather not have a lot of multiple file backups, but of course it could be possible with keeping two backups, and file backup every second week, keeping the backup for up to a month. Would that be possible without actually making a full backup each time?
The system image backup could in theory be once a year because of the rarely updated machines, and we only need one really…