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Old 04-26-2004, 08:11 PM   #1
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Looking for a backup solution

Here's my scoop:

I have a box running RH9 that holds my CVS tree. It's about 200MB total.

I have another box running WinXP sitting next to it with 250GB SCSI, saying "back up to me" in it.

I'd like to come up with a way to automate something pretty simple to backup from my RH box to the XP machine, possibly with some kind of verification that the job was successful.

I'm *thinking* use samba, map to a drive on the XP box and setup some kind of perl script?

Any insight appreciated, I'm new at Linux in general but pretty good with Windows/general Networking.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 04-26-2004, 08:25 PM   #2
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you can use cron to schedule a shell script to do the backup. there are plenty on the web, and one i even posted somewhere on LQ. do a search with my username for backup script.

>edit: here you go:

worked great for me, modify as needed.

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Old 04-27-2004, 11:55 AM   #3
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take a look at - using rsync and scripts to do disk-based backups. There are links in here to other sites as well.


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