Network Backups - Mixed environment Linux, 2000, 2003. XP

Piers Rowan piers.rowan at
Mon Jun 28 00:41:56 CST 2004

Hi there!

I have a need to back up about 30 XP clients and a couple of other
servers. I have a few DDS 3 tape drives handy and a spare server and I
was thinking of putting some big IDE disks in and using MS Backup to
save a copy of the system on the server and write it to tape (from the
to be built Linux / Samba Server). I only intend to do this periodically
to avoid having to completely re-build a client if there are problems.

Another option may be to save disk image files instead of the *.bks

Does anyone have any feedback of images vs. *.bks files, suggestions of
alternate methods or suggestions of good local disk vendors / brands?



Piers Rowan
Marketing Manager
Rowan Recruitment Group

Rowan Executive Consulting
Rowan Technical Recruitment

Tel: 08 8331 3533
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Email: piers.rowan at 


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