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Hello all,

Looking for suggestions on a good and powerful Backup / Archive utility that has compression ability [.ZIP], or can be used with a ZIP utility.

Need to install on a few clients' small sized LANs [about 8 workstations max].

They are simple Peer-To-Peer networks [Win95], and each has a dedicated "File Server" machine that is used only to host a logged drive for workstations and archive important files [on a slave drive].

I installed PKZIP by PKware [common .zip utility], but it's not easy for them to figure out, or use it.

I do part time administration [if you could call it that [Linked Image]], which involves routine maintenance and manual archive / backup updates. This is once every few months.

Looking for a good utility that can be configured to save daily stuff at an off time, plus backup / update archives - all that good stuff! [Linked Image] and it needs to be something that a typical end user [non-geek] can work with, so I don't get those panic - emergency calls because something is too hard to understand.

By the way, it needs to be somewhat "Dummy Proof" [Linked Image] - to keep the tweekee gremlins from screwing up stuff [Linked Image]

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

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Scott,

I would take a look at reviews at ZDNET.com
I have used PK Tools myself, not too much experience with Winzip so no recommendations there. I'm not sure where it came from (possibly the PLUS PACK) but I've got a utility that's integrated into the right click menu (win 98) that lets you either extract from a zip file or select files and send them to a compressed folder. This is in Win 98 - I've had that for years (beta testing), I don't know if 95 had anything like that as I went from 3.11 to 98 I never had 95.

I don't know if any of this is any help or not, but you convinced me to add yet another category to this BB.

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Bill,

I'll check out ZDNET and post results.
Thanks for the new catagory!

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Norton's Ghost by Symantec seems to be the cure all for back ups. The reviews are good, but I've had no experience with it.

Go to: http://www.symantec.com/ghost/


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