I have a Win2003 server that works as a pdc for a number of XP boxes, and a couple related FreeBSD boxes.
I need to back up roaming profiles, non-roaming profiles via network shares, local hard drive data, and files on the FreeBSD boxes via samba shares.
I have tried Genie Backup Manager and Backup4All pro, and both have excellent features, but both also begin to fail disastrously with more than a few days use. Mostly, the errors seem to have been from the backup catalog getting out of synch with itself. Whatever it is, there is no excuse for a backup software that says it backed up files when it really didn't, or the log saying it backed up exactly the same file 10,000 times in a single run, or flat-out crashing, or any of the other myriad problems I've run into with these. Really sad for products that fill such an important need.
Anyway, does anyone know of a backup software that works reliably and can do the following?
- Scheduled backups for multiple jobs, without a user logged in.
- Backup from local hard drives or network shares.
- Incremental backups.
Edit: Selected solution:
I've added my (hopefully final) solution as an answer.