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Alright, I have the following situation:

Currently I have 3 PC's in my house and I would like to do backups for all of them on one hard drive in the network.

Not wanting to spend too much money I came up with the following:

On one of the PC's add a hard drive and put it in share so other PC's can see it and over the network do backups for them on the hard drive.

Is that going to work?

I'm also planing on getting a Gigabit Switch (all PC's support Gigabit speeds, and am using CAT 5e cables)
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post #3 of 5
Why dont you just get an external harddrive
mucho easier then getting switches and cables
just a thought
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Internal hard drives are cheaper, I already have the necessary cables, I'm upgrading the switch one way or another
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post #5 of 5
or you could go with something like this and bam
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...930&CatId=3770

just another thought
( i dont know how to do network just giving alternatives for future )

you should be able to though i would assume this

SHAZAM
http://www.neowin.net/news/main/09/0...ackup-overview


Backup from other ocn users
wait before you do this to get some other input
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