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Backup Widnows clints to  centos

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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have a centos Server  that sites i our DMZ and I would like to backup 2  windows servers  at our remote office VPN at night. we have 100MB link.
has anybody has any experience with this sort of thing.
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Top Expert 2009

Hi ya

What Windows File are you trying to backup ??

linux would be able to see windows as Share .

so you will have to put create windows Share that have to access those share from linux. [ this is the basic theory]

have a look at running question

Concept is same
Now my question is : how actually this windows server is connected to the linux, you said, its vpn connection.

do you mean, windows vpn or openvpn ??


Servers will  connect over  cisco  VPN
Top Expert 2009
So there would be Constant connection between Windows pc and Linux Server??

I never done this before,
if  bellow works then it should work ...

At first install samba in linux pc, and create a share on windows pc

after installing samba, you would be able to view those windows share from linux,

if you can see that windows share from linux then you would be able to do a backup

Or check this link


also this one


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