Backup Software with GUI for non-technical Linux users
Posted on 2008-06-24
I am looking for recommendations for software that will allow users to backup their own /home/ directories to a SAMBA mount point (to a NAS w/ connected harddrive).
As some users are not technically competent ESPECIALLY when it comes to Linux, it would need to be easy to understand and allow them to backup and restore any files they need to.
There will be between 20-50 users utilising the system at any given time. Rather then create static mount points in /etc/fstab for every single user, it would be preferable if there was some way to mount and unmount the SAMBA drive when the utility is loaded.
i.e. User loads software that mounts their backup drive. They are able to see all files on the remote share and easily able to backup and restore any files they need to. Once they close the application down the share is automatically unmounted.
I hope this is possible.