Onsite Computer in New Orleans and Microsoft Server 2008 Backup

May 13, 2008

The Onsite Microsoft Server 2008 installed in our test environment is revealing subtle changes in the newest Windows Server offering.  Since NT 3.5, Microsoft relied on third-party software for a few of its functions.  NT backup was always a scaled-down version of Seagate’s backup.  Although NT backup did backup and restore server data, the full-version of Seagate backup offered a plethora of useful additions and was Onsite’s choice for backup in an enterprise environment.

We just noticed a few changes in Server 2008’s backup offering.  The first difference Onsite noticed is MS Backup is now an option during the installation process.  The next glaring difference with the 2008 backup is the software is not Exchangeaware.  EVERY one of our clients relies on a flavor of Exchange server as a critical component of their IT system.  An Exchange backup is critical in disaster recovery planning.  At present Onsite Computer hasn’t found a replacement backup tool to address Exchange; however stay tuned as Onsite experiments with potential options to this vital function. 

 If you’re searching for New Orleans computer service or repair of your Microsoft based system or network, then call the Microsoft specialists at 504-469-6991. Onsite Computer Services, Inc. in New Orleans

You may also be interested in Onsite Computer’s Blog.

This New Orleans On-Site Computer Service post was provided by Eli Lucas. Eli can be reached at eli@onsitenola.com. Onsite Computer serves the Microsoft computing needs of small businesses throughout the Greater New Orleans area including Uptown, Lakeview, Broadmoor, Mid-City, Metairie, Jefferson, Kenner, Westbank, French Quarter, and the Warehouse District. Please visit our website at http://www.onsitenola.com.


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