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    How to backup a network drive?

    Hi, appreciate if someone could give me some ideas on this!

    At work, we have a small workgroup - 8 PCs all running Win XP Pro.

    We also have a WD My Book network drive, one folder of which is accessible to all PCs, configured as Drive Z.

    MY problem is this: I want a solution to allow me an automated daily backup of that Z drive to another similar drive on the network. Or to one of the PCs on the network, doesn't really matter, as long as we can get "Z" backed up regularly.

    None of the software I've looked at (Norton Ghost, Acronis, Easus ToDo) seem to allow you to backup FROM a whole network drive, or even to backup specific folders FROM a network drive. They all seem to have no problem backing up TO a network drive!

    So, if anyone can point me in the right direction?

    Thanks!

    Steve

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    I've got Acronis True Image Home here and it seems more than happy to back Y: up to C: - network to local.
    Have you tried Macrium Reflect, it's free for personal use, so you could test it to see if it's OK for you.

    cheers, Paul

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    Thanks!

    Thanks for the suggestions guys, not sure why we couldn't make Acronis work, but will have another look at it. Failing that, will try the other suggestions.

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