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linux server for windows backup


linux server for windows backup

I'm looking for the good solution for creating windows backups using linux server.
I did before one time with linux Gentoo 2007, and it was going great, backups were done perfectly, but when I copy back files to windows machine i was unable to open them and change the permissions for those files.
If someone have some good suggestions or solutions, heat me please.
Thank you.
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: linux server for windows backup


All Linux systems ship with a Samba client.

Therefore it is pretty easy to use smbclient or cifsclient or smbmount or cifsmount to mount the windows file system and then copy data to Linux, even tar to tape.

Also possible if you have a windows based sshd server (open ssh) you can merely scp -rp all desired files from Windows to Linux and then tar or otherwise transport the files off system.

Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation
Regular Advisor

Re: linux server for windows backup


You Can create windows backup with the help of amanda backup utility(Opensource) or thru veritas(Licenssed).
As per Steven u can mount the windows partition to linux thru smbfs or cifs.and then change the permission of the file as per your access requirement.


Everything is Possible and Anything is Feasible if u try
Mike Stroyan
Honored Contributor

Re: linux server for windows backup

I like backuppc. It does a good job of efficient scheduled backups. It can use a variety of access mechanisms to pull data from linux and windows clients, including samba and rsync. It has a web interface that makes it easy to see what systems have and have not been backed up recently. And it will send email notification of backup problems.

It can restore files either directly or by creating tar or zip files for selected data.
Occasional Advisor

Re: linux server for windows backup

If you prefer to script your backups, you can install cwrsync and call it from a batch file in Windows scheduler. It uses the rsync command and sees your C: drive as "/cygdrive/c".

Matt Palmer_2
Respected Contributor

Re: linux server for windows backup

I use a product called Arkeia for backing up my linux and windows environments. Its very reliable, and also supports the use of product plugins for DR and hotbackup of apps like Oracle,Exchange,etc.