A fried has a hosted windows 2008 box. he keeps his company website on it and alot of other stuff, if this server went down and he lost his data he is sure he would have no business left.
I know a little bit about IT stuff so i suggested that he purchases a backup software package that allows full and incremental backups from bare metal rebuild images, then we create a webdav folder on his home PC server (in his loft), map this as a mapped drive on the Win 2008 server use a folder synchronisation tool to sync the backup folder to the webdav mapped drive and bingo. we have 2 full bare metal copied of the company data, only costing the price of the backup software.
i created the webdav for him no issues works a treat, he got a trail of some Novabackup software. that created the backup and i used Synkron to replicate the data between the 2 folders... happy days.
The backup is 249Gb so far it has been running for 55 hours! it has 5 hours left, i personally know that this is far to long, the back up is running to the same drive yet he is only getting 12mb per second.
Secondly when the sync tool runs it is synking 0b the backup file shows but at 0 bytes could this be because the backup is still running?
Does anyone know of a backup software that is sub £300 that will do bare metal full and incrementals that is faster than this?
Server specs are 3ghz Q9650, 8gb ram. Wndows 2008 R2. hosted on easyspace
Thanks for any advice or tips