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Automatic Shutdown/Startup


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#1 selowitch

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Posted 04 March 2005 - 01:08 PM

I manage a small network of four WinXP machines that I'd like to back up after hours. To facilitate this, I'd like the computers to start themselves up, run Norton Ghost, and then shutdown at times of my choosing. Ideally, I'd like to stagger this so that only one client is doing it at once.

Any idea how I do this?

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Posted 04 March 2005 - 03:05 PM

most auto power on abilities are features of
specific motherboards... though with ATX computers
you can get software to automatically shut down
the machine.

there are automated backup packages,
retrospect is a good one, but sometimes difficult
to get set up properly.

Dantz, the maker of Retrospect

and

Norton's Ghost Solutions Suite i am going to
get to try out next week (or three) and i believe
it might have the ability...


Symantec's Ghost site

good luck!

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#3 selowitch

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Posted 08 March 2005 - 11:46 AM

most auto power on abilities are features of
specific motherboards... though with ATX computers
you can get software to automatically shut down
the machine.

there are automated backup packages,
retrospect is a good one, but sometimes difficult
to get set up properly.

Dantz, the maker of Retrospect

and

Norton's Ghost Solutions Suite i am going to
get to try out next week (or three) and i believe
it might have the ability...


Symantec's Ghost site

good luck!

--rex

We're using a copy of Ghost 9.0 on each machine --- does this now mean I have to buy additional software just for the auto-shutdown feature?

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Posted 08 March 2005 - 03:18 PM

sorry i was kinda vague... lots of backup packages allow for shutdown of the machine once the backup is complete, if the machine is using an atx powersupply. it is just an option to check...

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Freefall (gooood webcomic)
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