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professional backup solution

Hello,

is there any good solution that works like Apple's Time Machine to backup files from our Windows File-server to Linux box (actually it is a Neatgear ReadyNAS) for backup and archiving?

Linux support hard-links and that would make it perfect to save space on Linux server

well be nice if it has the flexibility to (and configure the back up policy) keep backups from last year-last month-last week- last seven days?

any suggestions?

if there is no such solution I will be glad to know the best methods (software) to backup files to the Netgear ReadyNAS box (or any linux box) using (ssh, rsync or ...??? ')


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hemmiCommented:
www.bacula.org
is
a) free
b) runs on linux
c) supports windows
d) is a professional solution
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CallandorCommented:
SyncbackSE is designed for Windows archival and synchronization, but will work with Linux file systems: http://www.2brightsparks.com/help/index.php?article=320&action=kb
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Data-BaseAuthor Commented:
HI,

Thank you hemmi and Callandor for the help.

bacula is not really what we look for (did not done all the tests yet)

Syncback is nice and good, but dose not support rcync or lets
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Data-BaseAuthor Commented:
HI,

Thank you hemmi and Callandor for the help.

bacula is not really what we look for (did not done all the tests yet)

Syncback is nice and good, but dose not support rsync or a method to keep snapshots (utilizing Hard-Link on Linux or any other method on the destination server to reduce bandwidth and keep backup history)

but nice to have them as an extra option ;-)

any other solution?


cheers
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veedarCommented:
Check out BackupPC it has features similar to what your looking for...

http://backuppc.sourceforge.net/info.html
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hemmiCommented:
What exactly do you mean by:
"did not done all the tests yet"
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Data-BaseAuthor Commented:
Thank you veedar, I will give it a try today :-)

hemmi, I mean I installed it and used some of the functions, for sure I will not be able to master it or find all it functions in one single day :-)

I need more time to keep using it and find all it's functions, but I did not like the interface and the way to configure it, thank you for your effort

guys it dose not have to be free software, just a backup system that utilities the rsync or any similar technology to reduce bandwidth and easy to roster and find files. I like the idea of time machine that is way I ask if there is something similar :-)


I made a script (batch file) using files from DeltaCopy an Putty (plink) work perfectly for me and it dose create backups similar to time machine on a Linux sever over ssh, but I feel we need more pro grade, I do not know if I can fully trust what I wrote :-)

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hemmiCommented:
Oh sure, bacula is a full blown enterprise backup solution, where you can do almost everything. Therefore, it will require quite a bit of reading ...
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Data-BaseAuthor Commented:
hmmm,

Acronis Backup and Recovery sounds good, any one has experienced it? any similar product?


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CallandorCommented:
I use Acronis True Image and find it reliable and fast.  You can do full or incremental backups and it will create a backup while the system is running live.  They also have an enterprise version for server use.
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tkuennenCommented:
Take a look at BackupPC. http://backuppc.sourceforge.net/

I migrated from a tape based backup system to BackupPC on a 12TB NAS. I backup Mac clients/servers & Linux servers using rsync, and Windows clients/servers using SMB. I have over 100 clients connected, and love it.

It has a web interface for easy management, supports hard links, and has the ability to enforce backup policies like you mentioned.

As far as best practices for backing up data to the ReadyNAS, I would stick with rsync for speed. I have a ReadyNAS at home, and use rsync to backup my home machines.  
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Data-BaseAuthor Commented:
Thank you,

it is a good solution for us

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