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    Backup

    Hello,
    I was wondering if there is any way to backup my desktop computer to another desktop computers dvd burner over the network. The network is a small workgroup. Any answers will be very much appreciated.

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    Re: Backup

    What backup software are you using or planning on using ??
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    Re: Backup

    Thanks for the reply Mr. Watson. I do not at this moment have any backup software. I was thinking of Acronis True Image.

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    Re: Backup

    It seems that it will do what you want. I found several indications that it recognizes workgroups and can backup and restore over a network.

    "The single most useful feature that Acronis True Image has for my needs is the bootable CD that allows me to image entire partitions or drives across my network."

    "When you boot from the CD, you have the option to restore partitions across the network. (I tried this, and it saw the workgroup network with no problem!) If you are in a large company and you have several identical machines, you could make one perfect, image it, and then copy the image across networks to the other machines."

    <A target="_blank" HREF="http://www.sharewareorder.com/Acronis-True-Image-6-0-Promotional-Edition-download-11689.htm">[i]"Acronis True Image 6.0 stores disk images on hard and floppy disks, any recordable CD/DVD media, ZIP
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    Re: Backup

    An excellent choice. Recommended by many here in the Lounge, myself included. I don't know off the top of my head if it supports backups across a network, but will take a quick look and post back. It most definitely will backup to CD or DVD drive, but I would stay well clear of CD for this. It just uses too may disks. Right back.
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    Re: Backup

    I just want to say I really appreciate the info. Now as far as Acronis is concerned I did not buy the disk instead I downloaded the software. Any additional information regarding backup over a network would be very much appreciated.

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    Re: Backup

    Download the <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> PDF format User's Guides here. HTH <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Backup

    Hello,
    Well I read the guide and it does say that the option for backing up another computers data is available in this software platform but alas I am a moron and cannot understand where I can do this in the program. I have backup data everywhere except where I want to back it up. Again this is my situation: I have one computer that has data I would like to backup and I have another computer which has a dvdrw drive to which I would like to backup the aforementioned computers data. Now is there anyone who would be able to either point me in the direction of or tell me the specific steps for backing up the computer in this situation. I would like to use Acronis but have yet to understand how this is possible. Any help is much appreciated. Maybe if I sleep on the users guide the info will pass into my brain by osmosis, who knows.

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    Re: Backup

    First, is the DVD drive shared? Can you access it from the source computer?

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    Re: Backup

    Hello,
    I appreciate your response. The dvd drive is shared and is accessable throughtout the network

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    Re: Backup

    I was just trying to make sure the basics were checked and ok. I'm not familiar with Acronis TI but every other backup product I've used gives you the option of the destination for the backup image when you are creating a backup job. If this isn't available (or easily found), I'll have to bow out and let someone who uses Acronis jump in to help.

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    Re: Backup

    well joe I do appreciate the responses but the Acronis program does say that this is available but alas I cannot stumble upon it. Again thatnks for the help

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    Re: Backup

    When you start you first image the wizard comes up and give you a screen to select where you want to create the image. You have to work uyour way through the file tree to find the drive on your network. I'm not on a network so I can't really give you a good screenshot, but here's the screen with the tree open to My Network Places.
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    Re: Backup

    Thanks for picking this up Doc.

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    Re: Backup

    My pleasure Joe. I was busy on another thread (as you know). Thanks for pickin' up my slack on both of them. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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