robertdana Posted April 6, 2005 Report Share Posted April 6, 2005 I've got a client with 10 windows machines. They don't have a windows server- a file server appliance meets their needs, but they want to do backups of all machines to a rotating set of removeable hard drives, using one of the desktops as a "backup server". They need proactive backup because a number of the machines are laptops and won't necessarily be available overnight. They need open file backups because these laptops will be backed up during the day, and thus applications may be in use. These are the list prices, but I assume reseller pricing will be proportional. Retrospect 7 Professional cost for 10 users: $408 , includes open file backup, but not proactive backup (and it can't be added on) Retrospect 7 Disk to Disk cost for 10 users: $578, includes proactive backup, but not open file backup (which can be added on- see below) Retrospect 7 Disk to Disk cost for 10 users + open file backup add-on: $1347 Someone please explain to me why open file backup is so expensive for disk to disk? Since XP includes the shadow copy service, why is "open file backup" not free, since the hard work that used to be associated with open file backups is being done by the OS anyway? Confused and frustrated, -Robert Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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