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Old 09-17-2006, 11:01 AM   #1
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Taking backups through network


I want such a prog to be written which can take backup of other computers through network every week?
From where should i take start?
 
Old 09-17-2006, 11:44 AM   #2
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take a look at rsync and crontab
 
Old 09-20-2006, 03:38 PM   #3
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As with any backup system, it helps to understand the purpose of the backup. Are you trying to archive or preserve for eternity the state of the systems for future reference? Are you trying to make sure that hardware or software failures can be overcome with the very least disruption of service? Are you simply trying to provide some measure of safety against operator mistakes such as accidental file deletion? Other?

What backup media is available to you? How much time, money and effort are you able to devote? How does the recovery process need to procede? What is the nature of the 'other computers'?

The answers to each of these lead to different emphases, and likely to different methods.

--- rod.

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Old 09-20-2006, 06:09 PM   #4
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Hi.

The questions that theNbomr posed are all good. The requirement that the solution runs across a network helps narrow the field of choices. However, you could have a blended solution -- backup locally, then transmit the backup across the network. The last time I searched the Debian repository for backup, I got almost 100 hits.

I usually advise people to look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backup for background, then look at their vendor forums, although most of the solutions are common across distributions.

I'll be interested in what you finally chose ... cheers, makyo
 
Old 09-20-2006, 11:37 PM   #5
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well i had similar issue .i have written my own script to take backup using samba.as i need to backup to optical disks.if u need that i can post that script.
 
  


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