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Backup Software with GUI for non-technical Linux users

Hi all,

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.

Thanks

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subz0r69z0rAuthor Commented:
Hi,

I have OpenSUSE 10.3 and KDE.

Cheers
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agriesserCommented:
I once used Arkeia for a client. He was very satisfied with it.
I remember that there was even a free edition available for Linux, don't know if that's still the case.

http://www.arkeia.org/products/index.php
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agriesserCommented:
Did you have time to give the suggestions a try?
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subz0r69z0rAuthor Commented:
Hi Argiesser,

I did have a look at both solutions, unfortuantly they don't appear to be what I am looking for.

I did stumble across a peice of softeware called Areca Backup that may be what I am looking for. The trick will be to see if I can modify the .sh executable to automatically mount a NAS drive based on the username. This will require a fair bit of fiddling around.

Thanks for your patience as I have been away on business and unable to access this site.

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