crashtest - excellent feedback and explanation. Thanks for going into such depth. I DO have 4 windows workstations. I guess I didn't realize the dedup process went that deep.
In the case of fire, there would be no machines left to restore their full backups to.
Very fair point. I had always played it ultra conservative, assuming that if I save everything, I'm sure to be able to recover what I want, even stuff that doesn't laned in the user directories. But, I suppose that's a minor inconvenience compared to a house fire...
What is truly important is the user data stored on the workstation (not the OS which can be rebuilt).
- Windows Task Scheduler and / or Sync center could be set to sync data between a workstation and a server. Various methods ->here. Setting a sync on wks shutdown seems to make sense.
You've convinced me of this. It's easy enough and won't take up much space on the portable drives, especially compared to the urbackup set. I love the simplicity.
If your off-site place has fast internet access
KM0201, Safe deposit box, no internet I could put a single board in the garage, which is detached, but only connected by wifi... I'll have to give this some thought.
Thank you both!