I help clients backup their data. I am currently working on a project with some medical professionals that want UNIX systems backed up.
I am a little nervous to commit.
How would I go about backing up to get the data over to a windows environment and keep its integrity if they have to use the data to restore their system? Their software vendors would help them use the data to restore the system, I simply am the backup guy. One other requirement - the files need to be as small as possible as these are online backups. I had someone suggest a tar file of everything but one large file takes much longer to upload/download than lots of smaller ones.