LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 11-07-2009, 12:59 PM   #1
LovingLinux
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2009
Location: London
Distribution: Ubuntu, Suse
Posts: 22

Rep: Reputation: 15
Using linux backup pc from Vista


Hi all,

I have an old PC and would like to setup a Linux build on it to backup my vista data, and run remote applications on.

I would like to be able to access the linux desktop from my vista system in a window, as I am using my two screens on my newer system and would like to use the same keyboard and mouse when using the linux.

Two questions really:

1. What would be the best linux distro for this, I am thinking ubuntu server (as I have the CD) or Suse

2. How would I connect to the desktop, browser would be good, or is VNC a better option or is there a better option?

Thanks in advance for any help

 
Old 11-07-2009, 01:18 PM   #2
onebuck
Moderator
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Midwest USA, Central Illinois
Distribution: SlackwareŽ
Posts: 12,549
Blog Entries: 23

Rep: Reputation: 1943Reputation: 1943Reputation: 1943Reputation: 1943Reputation: 1943Reputation: 1943Reputation: 1943Reputation: 1943Reputation: 1943Reputation: 1943Reputation: 1943
Hi,

You could use a 'NAS' by setting up with 'FreeNAS' on the old hardware.



The above link and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
Old 11-08-2009, 10:20 AM   #3
LovingLinux
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2009
Location: London
Distribution: Ubuntu, Suse
Posts: 22

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Not that light weight

Thanks for that, the system I will be using is a pentium d 3.4gh with a gig of ram and about 300 GB of storage, so it spretty decent. Only my new system is maxed out out connectivity for storage.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
vista+linux+ntfs, ok on linux, corrupt on vista Valkyrie_of_valhalla Linux - General 4 03-20-2009 08:23 AM
How to get acess to backup files made on vista marciobarbalho Linux - General 3 03-13-2008 03:36 PM
fedora/vista dual boot - partimage: restored vista - vista won't let me log on redmoon zero Linux - General 1 12-31-2007 08:21 PM
Vista dead - need to backup Linux to reinstall Phyrexicaid Linux - Software 9 12-02-2007 06:04 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:23 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration