Alright, my usual backup solution is a simple Windows Backup to a remote drive on a networked machine. This doesn't seem to be an option this time around, however.
I've got a drive housing ~300,000 files, which amounts to around 250-300 GB of data. If I do attempt to run a standard Windows Backup then I'm told that I have an estimated 2-3 WEEK time remaining. I've done a little research into tape drives/etc, but I thought I'd appeal to your collective experience. Can anyone recommend a good economic solution to back up this amount of files in a reasonable time?
Thanks for the input! I've implemented your idea, but using R-Drive Image software for a friendly $45. It still took about a day for the full backup to complete, but being as the the differential's will take far less time, and that the system was still usable during the backup, I think this will work well.