Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 06-27-2005, 03:09 PM   #1
LQ Guru
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: San Jose, CA
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 8,507

Rep: Reputation: 124Reputation: 124
Automated Backups

On my small network, I have an old PC with a 200GB hard drive acting as a backup server. It can be accessed via RSYNC (over ssh) and SMB (Samba). I'm planning to add NFS once I get all the unix UIDs the same on all the machines. Anyway, I've been using some scripts and cronjobs to perform daily incremental backups with rsync from my linux boxes.

Unfortunately, other users using Windows XP (and one 98 client, ugh) also need to be able to backup to this. Though not entirely a linux question, I thought I'd ask and see if any other users know of a good way to perform backups (preferrably incremental/staged) in an automated fashion from windows to a linux server? I've considered building rsync on windows, but I'm not sure if that might not go over the head of the other users.

Thanks for your thoughts and patience with a somewhat windows-oriented question.
Old 06-28-2005, 09:34 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: France
Distribution: Arch Linux
Posts: 1,897

Rep: Reputation: 63
I guess you know about that:

I think you just have to follow this how-to, and make it so that it is the backup server that takes the initiative of the backup, and gets to the files. You would then mount on the backup server all remote places to backup, via NFS or SMB, and do the backup.

As a consequence, the things to backup on windows simply would have to be "shared", and the things to backup on other OS would have to be exported via NFS.

Old 06-28-2005, 09:55 AM   #3
LQ Guru
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: San Jose, CA
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 8,507

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 124Reputation: 124
Yeah, I'm actually using scripts based off that page for my Linux boxes. I was hoping to find something that ran from the Windows side, but maybe I won't find much that's suitable, or I'll need to write my own program. Just didn't want to reinvent the wheel (even if it is a complex wheel).


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
Any automated scripts to run DVD Backups? bweiss Linux - Newbie 3 04-28-2005 10:52 AM
Automated mail ioanv Linux - Software 4 03-29-2005 03:47 AM
Automated installation Megiddo Linux - Newbie 7 05-20-2004 04:18 AM
automated transfer robhargreaves Programming 6 05-03-2004 12:25 PM
Automated HW/SW inventory. welby Linux - Software 2 07-10-2003 08:28 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:23 AM.

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