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More PC queries Feb. 7th, 2005 03:06 pm
Thanks to all for the feedback on the uber-sized HDD problem with Linux - I think it's all in hand now...

Now, next question, if I may...
Can you recommend a good way of backing up an office full of PCs (and possibly a few Macs) to a Linux server? PCBackup has been mentioned but I can't seem to find a thing about it.

From: steer
Date: February 7th, 2005 - 03:27 pm (Link)
Cygwin and rdiff-backup perhaps?

Bit of a pain to install mind.


Could you smbmount the PCs and do rdiff-backup?


From: bondagewoodelf
Date: February 7th, 2005 - 03:29 pm (Link)
Are you sure it was 'PCBackup'? I know of a Linux machine of a friend of mine that is using 'backuppc' (which comes with debian). They're using it to back up some machines running Windows 2000 (and/or 2003) and apparently it's using the $ shares of the windows boxes to slurp the data off it. No idea what to use for a MAC.

From: silenttex
Date: February 7th, 2005 - 03:29 pm (Link)
BrightStor ARCserve Backup should do what you want.

I think that this may be the PCBackup you were looking for: http://www.novastor.com/windows/linux.html
From: silenttex
Date: February 7th, 2005 - 03:32 pm (Link)
I found this on a quick trawl:
but it looks like someone beat me to it!
Don't think it will cope with Macs though.
From: steer
Date: February 7th, 2005 - 04:04 pm (Link)
Just tested it and smbmount with rdiff-backup works. The problem is that you would have to set the whole part of the drive you want backed up as a share and you might consider that security risk (I'm not a windows guru and I've no idea to what extent shares can be tied to individual IP addresses).