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Old 02-02-2015, 09:01 AM   #1
Mackhand
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What software is good for archive/copy of Windows shares


We have a ton of windows shares that are archived daily. The person before me wrote a bunch of "scripts" which are basically batch files with a bunch of forfiles commands with the required parameters for backup. Most of these simply copy files from a live location to a archive location. Anything that is backed up to tape will be done with networker. Since the cleanup sricpts have been slowly deteriorating I am looking at either creating new ones or using something like backuppc or rsync from a central location. Any thoughts?
 
Old 02-02-2015, 09:56 AM   #2
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Please post your scripts. Then I may have thoughts about it.
 
Old 02-02-2015, 10:14 AM   #3
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We have a ton of windows shares that are archived daily. The person before me wrote a bunch of "scripts" which are basically batch files with a bunch of forfiles commands with the required parameters for backup. Most of these simply copy files from a live location to a archive location. Anything that is backed up to tape will be done with networker. Since the cleanup sricpts have been slowly deteriorating I am looking at either creating new ones or using something like backuppc or rsync from a central location. Any thoughts?
The first question is: how is this related to Linux? You mention Windows shares, but don't tell us how Linux fits into this, and what version/distro you're using. You also mention networker. If you're using networker already, I'd install that agent on the Windows systems, and let it do the backup/archival work, and not bother with a script at all. If the Windows shares are actually on a Linux server (and mounted through Samba), then the networker client can be loaded directly on the Linux server, and you can skip anything script related.

Without knowing more details about your environment, it's hard to give suggestions. Also, before you post the scripts, it would help to know how they have deteriorated, and what changes you want to make in them.
 
  


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