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Hello, I wish to have all webfiles hosted on a windows server. My webserver running debian with apache. Is this a ok solution? Is there anything special I shoul think about? Like windows/linux permissions on files an so on. Is it ok to map the files with samba or shuld i install a nfs server on the windows file server?
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So you are looking to have a mounted directory that maps to a windows share in order to serve the pages?

Might I ask why you are doing this instead of either keeping the files on the Linux server, or running a webserver such as IIS or even Apache on the Windows itself?
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Because the sites also ned postgresql, but maybe thats ok to run on windows as well?

I want to do it because we have better backup/system recovery ablities on windows.
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I believe that PostgresSQL 8.2 and above are supported on Windows. You could probably run it all off of that one box. I haven't had experience with running the webserver from mounted drives on another server. I would assume that you could do this using Samba to mount the drives and than just point the Apache files to pull from those directories. I am not sure what you would need to set for permissions.

What are you using for backups? I know that there is a Linux agent for Symantec BackupExec. I have also used Yosemite backup on Linux boxes in the past with good results if the server has a built in tape drive.
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We are using Symantec Backup Exec, with agents on our linux boxes. But Symantec System Recovery does not have support for linux yet.
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