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  1. #1
    stockpickwiz@yahoo.com NNTP User

    Automated backup of "My Documents"

    I'm searching for a way to automatically backup the contents of user's
    data (all data in the "My Documents" folder). We have setup a batch file
    with an icon on the desktop that copies everything to their user
    directory on the NW server. The problem is 1) Users almost never
    remember to click the backup icon. 2)the batch program takes forever to
    copy the programs b/c the virus protection checks every file that gets
    copied.

    We would like a simple way to copy the contents automatically w/o user
    intervention. Also, this is a one-way backup, it always goes from the
    user's My Documents to the user's backup folder on the server. We
    purchased the ZENworks 6.5 suite and I review the iFolder function, but
    we really don't want anything that complicated. Please advise on a way
    to "synchronize" the folder, so for instance, when a user logs in, it
    checks and backs up files if necessary w/o them having to do anything.

  2. #2
    Chris.Murzda@nospam.com NNTP User

    Automated backup of "My Documents"

    > I'm searching for a way to automatically backup the contents of user's
    > data (all data in the "My Documents" folder). We have setup a batch

    file
    > with an icon on the desktop that copies everything to their user
    > directory on the NW server. The problem is 1) Users almost never
    > remember to click the backup icon. 2)the batch program takes forever to
    > copy the programs b/c the virus protection checks every file that gets
    > copied.
    >
    > We would like a simple way to copy the contents automatically w/o user
    > intervention. Also, this is a one-way backup, it always goes from the
    > user's My Documents to the user's backup folder on the server. We
    > purchased the ZENworks 6.5 suite and I review the iFolder function, but
    > we really don't want anything that complicated. Please advise on a way
    > to "synchronize" the folder, so for instance, when a user logs in, it
    > checks and backs up files if necessary w/o them having to do anything.


    Try using Windows scheduler and have it run a batch file which copies the
    directory up to the user directory.

    Chris

  3. #3
    Anders Gustafsson NNTP User

    Re: Automated backup of "My Documents"

    ,
    > We would like a simple way to copy the contents automatically w/o user
    > intervention.
    >

    IFolder?

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  4. #4
    Aage B. Nielsen NNTP User

    Re: Automated backup of "My Documents"

    Why not redirect the "Documents" folder to the users' home directory on the
    server?

    Aage B. Nielsen

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    > I'm searching for a way to automatically backup the contents of user's
    > data (all data in the "My Documents" folder). We have setup a batch file
    > with an icon on the desktop that copies everything to their user
    > directory on the NW server. The problem is 1) Users almost never
    > remember to click the backup icon. 2)the batch program takes forever to
    > copy the programs b/c the virus protection checks every file that gets
    > copied.
    >
    > We would like a simple way to copy the contents automatically w/o user
    > intervention. Also, this is a one-way backup, it always goes from the
    > user's My Documents to the user's backup folder on the server. We
    > purchased the ZENworks 6.5 suite and I review the iFolder function, but
    > we really don't want anything that complicated. Please advise on a way
    > to "synchronize" the folder, so for instance, when a user logs in, it
    > checks and backs up files if necessary w/o them having to do anything.




  5. #5
    Christian Mies NNTP User

    Re: Automated backup of "My Documents"

    Am Thu, 27 Oct 2005 19:47:19 +0000 schrieb Anders Gustafsson:

    > ,
    >> We would like a simple way to copy the contents automatically w/o user
    >> intervention.
    >>

    > IFolder?

    yeah, is the best tool for it I think! I have a few customers who use it
    for redirecting / backing up "My Documents".
    This has so many advantages: i.e.
    -on Mobile User Notebooks- they lost it or it will be stolen, all files
    are available...
    - Desktop PCs - User move to another HW or something like this...
    - Home User with PC in Office : User has saved a File in "My Documents" at
    office, is coming home and want to change something... with iFolder just
    downloading automatically and the User can work at home....

    more examples?
    It is the best solution for "My Documents" - backup or redirection I think

    regards Christian

  6. #6
    Dave Parkes NNTP User

    Re: Automated backup of "My Documents"

    That's what we do here, just hack the registry. Not an option for laptops
    of course, that's where we use iFolder

    Cheers Dave


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  7. #7
    Ryan Kelly NNTP User

    Re: Automated backup of "My Documents"

    If you use Zenworks Group Policies, there is a folder redirection template
    out there that will automatically redirect any user folder (favorites, docs,
    etc.) to where you specify..

    Check this url out, very useful..

    http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/trench/3406.html

  8. #8
    Dave Parkes NNTP User

    Re: Automated backup of "My Documents"

    Thanks, I did it originally a terribly long time ago :-), Win95 probably

    Cheers Dave


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  9. #9
    Anders Gustafsson NNTP User

    Re: Automated backup of "My Documents"

    Dave Parkes,
    > Thanks, I did it originally a terribly long time ago :-), Win95 probably
    >

    Yes, but it was tricky getting those cuneiform entries into the registry.

    An extensible policy pr even app obect works as well.

    - Anders Gustafsson, Engineer, CNE6, ASE
    NSC Volunteer Sysop
    Pedago, The Aaland Islands (N60 E20)

    Novell does not monitor these forums officially.
    Enhancement requests for all Novell products may be made at
    http://support.novell.com/enhancement

    Using VA 5.51 build 315 on Windows 2000 build 2195


  10. #10
    Dave Parkes NNTP User

    Re: Automated backup of "My Documents"

    Just get a sharper stick :-)

    Cheers Dave


    --

    Dave Parkes [NSCS]
    Occasionally resident at http://support-forums.novell.com/

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