Microsoft SyncToy and Small Business Backups

October 1, 2008

Cost-effective and efficient backup routines for Microsoft based businesses are important concerns for all of our clients at Onsite Computer Services in New Orleans. Each small business Onsite Computer services is different and its backup requirements vary in size from 200 MB to 1 TB.  Yesterday Onsite Computer Services examined an interesting backup procedure that uses Microsoft SyncToySyncToy is the backup tool employed by Mike Cat’s Cycle Works in KennerMike Cat’s system consists of a Microsoft SBS 2003 Server utilizing an Ethernet network to connect five XP workstations in two separate buildings.  The workstations have significant amounts of unused disk space.

Mike Cat’s backup requirements are relatively small and consist of accounting system and customer management data files.  Mike Cat’s backups are <200 MB.  With the click of a button, Mike uses Microsoft SyncToy to replicate his server data files on a shared folder on each of his five XP workstations.  Although simple in concept, the SyncToy procedure at Mike Cat’s is a fast and cost-effective alternative for his business with small backup requirements.

Although the SyncToy method of data replication and backup is not for every business, Onsite Computer Services in New Orleans believes this strategy can provide cost-effective backups in certain situations.  How’s your backup strategy?  Call Onsite Computer Services in New Orleans today for an evaluation of your disaster recovery strategy BEFORE a disaster strikes.

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 for New Orleans Computer Service.

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One Response to “Microsoft SyncToy and Small Business Backups”


  1. That is a low cost solution to back ups. I like it. I would just make sure and do a practice restore if I were them. Great idea.


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