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Network Know-How by John Ross

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Backing Up Files to a Server

There's more than one way to back up files to a server: You can run a backup program on the client machine and specify a drive and folder on the server as the backup storage location, or you can originate the backup from the server and select files on one or more clients (as explained earlier, client computers are the ones that receive services from a server).

Before you create your backups, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish. Several different kinds of backups are possible, each of them appropriate for certain situations:

  • A complete image of your hard drive includes copies of all folders, files, and programs. This backup allows you to restore your computer to its previous state after a disk failure. ...

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