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Old 01-23-2008, 04:24 AM   #1
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scheduled backup - WinXP to Linux


Hi All,

I need to take scheduled backup of a folder from a system(Win-XP/NTFS) to Linux(RHEL5) on daily and weekly basis.

I had done this from linux to linux (RHEL4) with rsync + cron but at that time both OS were RHEL-4, now the situation is different. I need to take backup from WinXP to RHEL5.

Can any body suggest me, which way i should go for? rsync? or something else?

I will really appreciate if someone can recommend a good article/blog/tutorial for this scheduled back from Win-XP to Linux(RHEL5).

Waiting for a prompt reply.
Have a good day.

Sam
 
Old 01-23-2008, 05:05 AM   #2
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windows connections are done over samba, or if possible - ftp
 
Old 01-23-2008, 05:15 AM   #3
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windows connections are done over samba, or if possible - ftp

ok, If i go for ftp, what i think i ll need to have vsftpd server at server end (linux) and any ftp client at windows machine, right? please correct me if i am wrong or need something else?
ftp will copy once but i need it daily and weekly scheduled backup? what you will say?
 
Old 01-23-2008, 06:31 AM   #4
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you are right! you can either setup a ftp file server in linux and use any free ftp client to connect to the linux machine to backup.

Or if you want the files to be available in windows machine, start one samba server in your linux m/c...

choice is depending on your needs.



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ok, If i go for ftp, what i think i ll need to have vsftpd server at server end (linux) and any ftp client at windows machine, right? please correct me if i am wrong or need something else?
ftp will copy once but i need it daily and weekly scheduled backup? what you will say?
 
Old 01-23-2008, 07:17 AM   #5
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you are right! you can either setup a ftp file server in linux and use any free ftp client to connect to the linux machine to backup.

Or if you want the files to be available in windows machine, start one samba server in your linux m/c...

choice is depending on your needs.

but for smaba, I think i will have to face two problems,
1- does linux (RHEL-5) supports NTFS file system? by default no.
2- can we make it possible to run on cron? because i need the schedule backup.

on ftp, its good to copy the files one time but how we can use it with cron?

Can we think about scp or rsync? any idea? the way which support NTFS and ext3 file system ???
 
  


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