08-17-2012 04:50 PM
I do IT work for a small non-profit agency.
They have 4 fixed computers, and two laptops, which share files and backup data to a Central Axis drive (1TB i think)
Presently, the computers back up selected folders once per day (at 11pm weekdays) to the Central Axis. Every backup overwrites the previous one, so only one backup per computer is saved.
Total storage between the backups and the shared folder is far less then the drive, probably around 200 GB at the moment.
We've been discussing the possiblity of adding off-site backup to our system.
Ideally, I want to choose an off-site backup that'll be as seamless as the current on-site backup. Also, ideally, i'd like to use a single third party software to handle both sets of backups.
What I really want is to find a way to get the Central Axis mirrored exactly off-site. That way it will contain the public'y shared folder, as well as the backups from the computers themselves.
The problem is, most off-ste backup products will install on the computers, and only backup the computer's data. This leaves the shared data on the Central Axis's public folder un-backed up. (is that even a word?)
I would not object to upgrading the Central Axis to a newer product, if theres a Seagate product that can do what I want automatically.