RickCebu Posted June 5, 2002 Report Share Posted June 5, 2002 All, I am looking into the Retrospect product and am wondering if anyone here who is a more veteran user can give us a general idea if our needs can be addressed by Retrospect, given our circumstances. Here is our situation: We are on Novel LAN with Windows 2000 desktop. We have tape backups of our entire office done regularly by our remote headquarters staff. However, we have a need for some users who need to do regular backups at their own convenience. They have large files they save to their local drives since their granted network home drive sizes are limited. We need to backup these files. Individual local tape or CDRW drives are out of the question due to cost, end-users with limited technical savvy, limited support staff, etc... We cannot install programs directly on the servers since these are ultimately maintained by HQ staff, who restrict the local LAN staff from installing software. Can a dedicated workstation on the network be setup and used as a the host or pseudo-"server" to which the CD-RW drive can be connected and be accessed by the users? If all this is possible, is it a fairly simple operation to install? Is it reliable and easy to use for support staff and especially for end-users. In general, what does the end-user need to do when they decide they want something backed up to CD-RW. I do not have any experience with a CD-RW drive on the network and am wondering how easy/realiable it is under Retrospect. I apologize if this seems to be a inquiry that maybe more suited to sales but I wanted feedback from the end-users who have real-world experiences. The sales information on Dantz's web-site did not address these specific concerns. Any positive or negative feedback is appreciated. Thanks to all. -Rick Network Admin. Chicago Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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