I need to come up with a method of backing up an linux (Centos 5.11) machine to a windows network file share. I'm very much not a linux admin, so I wanted to see what some of the experts out there would suggest doing.
For one of the linux machines that I need to backup the data is located at /data and the network share is already mounted to /mnt/filesharename. I want a cron job to run daily that will automatically create a folder on /mnt/fileshare using the date as the folder name (creating a log file in the same location), and copy everything for the first run, and then only files that changed (incremental) going forward. The files for back up don't necessarily need to be compressed. The folder created using the date name would be kept for 5 years.
The closet article about doing this I've found is here, http://www.marksanborn.net/howto/use-rsync-for-daily-weekly-and-full-monthly-backups/
, but there are some difference in what is done in the link and what I want to do.
Any suggestions of ways to use rsync to accomplish this?