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Old 04-13-2015, 05:33 AM   #1
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Backup a Windows Server 2012 R2 domain file server?


I havent found any good tools for Windows to make good file backups so Im thinking of mounting a Linux VM to take care of my backups.

Requriements:

1: Schedule backups
2: Be able to choose between full, incremental and differential backups
3: File/Folder backups. Nothing about backing up to a single proprietary file.
4: The ability to backup to/from NAS shares via UNC paths
5: Be able to handle a unstable connection such as a VPN
6: A GUI that is simple
7: Active Directory integration

Thank you
 
Old 04-13-2015, 05:39 AM   #2
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I think if access rights, permissions (and other metadata) are important and your data is stored on ntfs you ought to use windows to make a perfect backup.
 
Old 04-13-2015, 07:23 AM   #3
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I think if access rights, permissions (and other metadata) are important and your data is stored on ntfs you ought to use windows to make a perfect backup.
Believe it or not, there are very few solutions for my requirements. I was surprised.
 
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Microsoft has the tools and documentation for backing up their products to include system state.

I tend to create a vhd on a network and use their backup app to that vhd mounted on linux or other OS.

In windows you can create any number of event based triggers and use command line options for almost every backup solution.

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Old 04-14-2015, 03:16 PM   #5
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i dont have any experience with rsync but i think at least you should be able to hax together a cron script to tarball files and directories and scp/sftp/sshfs them to another location (maybe use md5sum to keep track of what needs to be copied ?).
 
  


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