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Remote Linux Backup???

Posted on 2004-04-21
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- 1 x Remote Linux Server in Internet Datacentre with lots of hard space (miles away from my office)

- 1 x Windows 2000 Server (in my head office)
- 20 x Windows XP/2000 Client Machines (in my head office)
- Head Office connects to the Internet via a 1MB DSL line
- Head Office has staff of 23

- 1 x Windows 2000 Server (in my branch office)
- 5 x Windows XP/2000 Client Machines (in my branch office)
- Branch Office connects to the Internet via a 512KB DSL line
- Head Office has staff of 5

What is the solution for providing
(a) remote backup capabilties such that DATA (not OS) from the 2 servers can be automatically backup to the Linux Server in the datacenter via a schedule - this should provide some form or ability for keeping different versions i.e backups from various days
(b) remote backup capabilities for the 25 clients such that they are able to select the different folders on their machines for backup and be able to control some form of schedule
(c) GUI client interface for the windows server and client machines

Any help?
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I think the easiest way is to have the local win servers take care of the backup and then save the most new one and pscp the old ones to the linux server every night f.ex.
Just have a mounted dir for every computer/user that that person can put the things they wnat backuped or make shortcuts, let the win server take backup of it every nioght and transfer it to the linux server for storage. The win server delets the backups so that is only saves the latest version.

You can also have mounted dirs all the way from the linux computer and have users do the same and then make backup of this dirs every night, but htis is a more bandwith using solution atleast at day time.

/Rob
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Hi ooneguy,
This one also looks good:
http://www.bacula.org/

Check this link for more:
http://sourceforge.net/softwaremap/trove_list.php?form_cat=137&discrim=11,4,137&xdiscrim=42

Cheers,
Stefan
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by:Alf666
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If you agree to pay (not much), there is the perfect product : Arkeia.

http://www.arkeia.com/

Professional quality backup product.
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Hi ooneguy:

I haven't tried it yet myself, but I've got high hopes for this application as a windows backup client to a linux server:
http://sync2nas.sourceforge.net/

-Bill
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