Inexpensive CD-R backup for Server, PLEASE! - Veritas

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  1. Inexpensive CD-R backup for Server, PLEASE!

    What happens when you run the latest BackupExec Desktop 4.5
    (http://www.veritas.com/us/products/bedesktoppro45 ) on Windows 2000 Server?
    * Does it have a check to prevent itself from installing? (to force you to
    buy BackupExec for Server; which, as well as being 6 to 10x (!) more costly,
    CAN'T backup W2k to CD).
    * Does Desktop install and run but act flakey? (on what? Like what is
    really the big difference on Server? You have to buy the Exchange and SQL
    Server extensions separately, anyway.)

    This may seem silly, but how else is someone supposed to do backup to
    CD-R(W) on Server!!

    With a cheesy $75 CD-R(W) software package such as Adaptec's Take Two or
    CeQuadrat BackMeUP LT (see http://www.fadden.com/cdrfaq/faq06.html#[6-7] for
    a complete list of alternatives), you can back up the latest Windows 2000
    Advanced Server to CD-R; and on top of that do an IMAGE backup, WITHIN
    Windows, and even BACKUP OPEN FILES (buffering changes); but big and famous
    Veritas BackupExec can't even start the task! Ever get the feeling the
    task isn't THAT complicated and but Veritas may want to rip you off? (Or
    force you to buy an expensive, MUCH-less-common tape or optical drive.)
    Veritas better get get inexpensive CD-R backup for Server soon.

    Thanks kindly, -Mike Parker




  2. Re: Inexpensive CD-R backup for Server, PLEASE!

    Just how many servers do you have that are 650MB or less?

    Or do you define x number of jobs (hoping that the directories you elect for
    each one never grow to over 650MB) and pay an night operator to change CDs every
    20 minutes?

    "Michael B. Parker" wrote:

    > What happens when you run the latest BackupExec Desktop 4.5
    > (http://www.veritas.com/us/products/bedesktoppro45 ) on Windows 2000 Server?
    > * Does it have a check to prevent itself from installing? (to force you to
    > buy BackupExec for Server; which, as well as being 6 to 10x (!) more costly,
    > CAN'T backup W2k to CD).
    > * Does Desktop install and run but act flakey? (on what? Like what is
    > really the big difference on Server? You have to buy the Exchange and SQL
    > Server extensions separately, anyway.)
    >
    > This may seem silly, but how else is someone supposed to do backup to
    > CD-R(W) on Server!!
    >
    > With a cheesy $75 CD-R(W) software package such as Adaptec's Take Two or
    > CeQuadrat BackMeUP LT (see http://www.fadden.com/cdrfaq/faq06.html#[6-7] for
    > a complete list of alternatives), you can back up the latest Windows 2000
    > Advanced Server to CD-R; and on top of that do an IMAGE backup, WITHIN
    > Windows, and even BACKUP OPEN FILES (buffering changes); but big and famous
    > Veritas BackupExec can't even start the task! Ever get the feeling the
    > task isn't THAT complicated and but Veritas may want to rip you off? (Or
    > force you to buy an expensive, MUCH-less-common tape or optical drive.)
    > Veritas better get get inexpensive CD-R backup for Server soon.
    >
    > Thanks kindly, -Mike Parker



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