Automated backup system available to my client windows 7 workstations?

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Is there an automated backup system available to my client windows 7 workstations on the network? Can it be scheduled to wake up the clients and then back them up to a central location? Can I log everything or will I need to script batch files to pipe the output using xcopy?

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As a network administrator, you may be held responsible for all data backup purposes.
It could be data from a file server, from a web server, and from workstations such as PCs and notebooks.

Most users would do their own backups into external hard disks. But what if one day they forgot to backup their files and a lot of valuable documents are gone?

There must be an automated way to backup data from all possible sources reliably to an external backup location.

What I mean by all possible sources includes:

* MS Exchange Server
* MS SQL Server
* Oracle
* IBM DB2
* IBM Lotus Domino / Notes
* ODBC supported database backup
* My Documents
* Website
* An entire disk image
* Common folders with documents

And external backup locations include:

* Network drives
* Online backup service
* CD, DVD, HD DVD discs
* Remote FTP / SFTP servers
* HDD, External HDD, Firewire, USB drives

Without a proper backup solution which helps to automate backup up all the possible sources above, trying to perform manual backups can be quite a tedious and time consuming task. So you have to download a third party software called Handy Backup Server by Novosoft. By this u may meet ur objectives !

If u r not interested to 3rd party sofware, then follow the below steps which sets for auto backup:

To set up automatic backups

If you’ve never used Windows Backup before, the Windows Backup wizard automatically creates a schedule for you, which you can change.

1. Open Backup and Restore by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking Backup and Restore.
2. Click Set up backup, and then follow the steps in the wizard. Administrator permission required If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

To change automatic backups

1. Open Backup and Restore by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking Backup and Restore.
2. Click Change settings. Administrator permission required If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

Notes: * If it’s time for your regularly scheduled backup and your computer is off, sleeping, or hibernating, Windows Backup skips the backup and waits for your next scheduled backup.
* If the backup destination isn’t available when Windows Backup tries to create your backup, you get an error message. You can either change the backup destination, retry the backup, or wait for your next scheduled backup.
* If the backup destination is a network location and it’s not available or your network credentials have expired when Windows Backup tries to create a backup, you get an error message. You can either re-enter your user name and password or retry the backup.
* If the backup destination is encrypted by BitLocker, it needs to be unlocked when it’s time for your scheduled backup. If it’s locked, you get an error. You will need to unlock the drive and then retry the backup.

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