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Old 12-05-2006, 02:18 AM   #1
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i have 3 computers. A,B & C
A: pentium 1, 4gb h.d.d. and 128mb ram - slackware 10.2 installed
B: pentium 3, 10gb h.d.d. + 20gb h.d.d. for backup - windows xp installed
C: pentium 3, 40gb h.d.d. + 80gb h.d.d. for backup - windows xp installed

(B) & (C) will be the workstations and (A) will be the Server
Slackware is fresh installed (full installation)
i've only installed Webmin-1.300, futher no other configurations are made

What i want to do is for (A) to backup files (Documents) on both (B) & (C) and store the backup files on (C's) 80gb h.d.d.

(A,B & C) are on a small home network connected to a hub

is this posible? if it is, please tell me how to do this step by step
Old 12-05-2006, 04:37 PM   #2
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Yes it can be done but would require detail of systems for step by step. This would be a 30minute setup But could take over 4 hours to write up. But here is the basics. Each item can be searched here or on google.

Setup samba on the slackware box
Open the needed ports for networking 135,137,139,445 if a firewall is enabled

On the B and C setup the shares for networking.
If service patch 2 or greater make sure the netbios over tcpip is enabled in the tcpip advance settings.
Make sure all machines are using the same workgroup name. Windows default is workgroup.

On slack mount the two document shares and the 80gig share on C

Use the cp command to copy files from location to location.

Old 12-05-2006, 05:12 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Brian1
Use the cp command to copy files from location to location.
I'd suggest using rsync instead of cp, even if it's locally, more powerful. And if you don't want to setup samba to mount the shares from the Windows machines, you could install and setup cygwin with an rsync client to copy the files you want backed up with ssh keys, etc.
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Thank you for your reply's, i will go and try it out and will let you know if i succeeded


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