best solution for desktops and laptops - workstation versus Winders idatagent for Windows desktops

Last post 11-02-2010, 9:19 AM by Vincenzo_Basolino. 1 replies.
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  • best solution for desktops and laptops - workstation versus Winders idatagent for Windows desktops
    Posted: 11-01-2010, 6:18 PM

    We're trying to sort out which product would work better for backing up desktops and laptops.  We've looked at the Workstation agent which does replication of folders to a central host and we have looked at the iDatagent for Windows desktops.  It appears to me that the latter--the iDatagent--is better for more traditional backups of entire machines.  It's similar to the Winders server product where you install, assign the machine to policy set and a schedule, and it backs up the machine or any pieces or parts that you want to.  The workstation agent puzzles me quite frankly.  We have it running in one department and it replicates My Documents on XP machines and users on Win7 machines to stubs on the server.  What I don't see is any way to do more than synch files from specified folders--at least easily.  So how do you get any retention with the replication, or did I miss something really important the afternoon the installer set this all up?  Please share your experiences with these two "workstation" products. 

  • Re: best solution for desktops and laptops - workstation versus Winders idatagent for Windows desktops
    Posted: 11-02-2010, 9:19 AM

    The windows iDA will follow the standard retention and restore methods.  WBA works slightly different, since its replicating the data.  The data sits on the destination until its removed from the source (assuming orphan file handling is enabled).  Another function of the CDR client (your destination machine), is a snapshot and conventional backup can also be performed of the data.  If performing snaps and backup, retention can be applied.


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