Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
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 02-08-2006, 08:22 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: May 2003
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: 0
Software to manage backups across Internet from Windows server to Linux

I have a client who'd like to be able to offer his clients an online backup service.

He has a co-located dedicated Linux server, and most of his clients have a single Windows server at their offices that needs it's data backing up.

I'm looking for recommendations on software for both ends. It's important that the Windows end is reliable, so I wouldn't mind using a proven off-the-shelf piece of backup software. Also these aren't huge companies so their upstream speeds might be slow (I'd guess in the 256k-512kbps range, but possible 128k). It would useful to be able to offer incremental file backups for users' file areas, to reduce the amount of stuff to transfer. I'd want to do the backup regularly, like at least every 2 or 3 nights.

On the Linux end any recommendations taken, don't mind if it's commercial or open source.


Last edited by jamesrh; 02-08-2006 at 09:00 AM.
Old 02-08-2006, 08:54 PM   #2
Registered: Aug 2005
Location: Anchorage, Alaska (soon EU, hopefully)
Distribution: Anything NOT SystemD (ie. M$) related.
Posts: 918

Rep: Reputation: 42
i'd look at it from a linux stand point, that is:

'pull' the data from windows-- to linux.

your topic makes it sounds like you have to have windoze do all the work (haha).

look into sbackup (simple-backup) it is a project created by one of those 'google' summer competitions last year.

it is powerful, easy (gui), free (of course) and it works.

you can set it up to work over ftp or ssh.

good luck, let us know.


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
Help needed to manage and update Windows images using linux? rhinomite Linux - Networking 8 01-24-2006 05:55 PM
How-to manage a Sun Solaris Server remotely with a Linux W Laoch Solaris / OpenSolaris 2 09-15-2005 02:15 AM
software for DVD backups? mushmaster Linux - Software 6 10-11-2004 04:02 PM
Manage Linux partitions WITHIN Windows?? troyrogers Linux - General 10 10-27-2002 04:46 PM
Share an internet connection betwen a linux server and a windows client GiGA Linux - Software 4 08-21-2002 09:22 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:37 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