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Old 08-04-2004, 10:38 AM   #1
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Question Backup server suggestions?

I am in the process of setting up a Linux (Mandrake 10) backup server (non-dedicated) to run on a small home LAN (all other computers are Win2k or XP). I have a hard drive in the machine (40Gb) just for that purpose. Because the hard drive is smallish, I want to be able to keep only the most recent one or two versions of a file; also, to reduce backup times, I want to make sure that only files that have been modified since the last backup are backed up.

I tried the packaged Mandrake backup utility, but that refused to work with path names with spaces in them (as, of course, all of the Windows machines have, mounted using Samba). I downloaded something called Bacula, but I am fairly new to Linux, and I could not find a way to get that to work. I tried reoback, but that would hard-lock my system every time that I used it.

So, does anybody have any suggestions of a simple, light, relatively easy to configure backup tool (either console or GUI) that will do all of the above? Thank you in advance for any help :-)
Old 08-04-2004, 02:13 PM   #2
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rsync is good if you only want incremental backups. I've got a couple of LinuxAnswers on LQ about automating the proccess with SSH.
Old 10-08-2004, 01:36 AM   #3
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bacula is great


i am using bacula for backing up 14 live servers it works gr8. it supports win and linux more over many different storage device. only problem is that there is no forum with bacula



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