Funny subject I know for a Linux Questions forum.
I am trying to figure out the best method or most efficient method to backup several Windows 7 notebooks.
Here is a little background. I have about 20 different Offices in 5 different states. Each Office has anywhere from 5 to 15 different users. In each Office I have a Desktop with a Quad core processor, 8GB of RAM, and 1TB disk. I am running SUSE with squid for WCCP web caching.
I was thinking about setting up Samba shares but don't really want to manage all the shares when the users terminate or new hires are brought in. I was looking for a simple way to backup specific directories on these Windows 7 notebooks to the SUSE Linux server and the rsync the backups back to a central server which would be backed up to tape. I was also considering CrashPlan since it appears to constantly backup the file but I didn't see where I could customize the installation to preselect the directories to backup. If I couldn't figure out an automated way to install a client to backup specific directories my next thought was use something where I can apply quotas to limit how much space the users would get to store their backups.