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Re: [linux-392] Backup tool for Linux

From: Dan
Sent on: Tuesday, June 17, 2008 3:15 PM
Just do an rsync -autr /<dir from>  /<dir to>  on cron
Its a lot cheaper. Make sure your permissions work correctly.

Varun Mehta wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> I'm setting up a small NAS server at home with automated nightly 
> backup of certain folders from my laptops to the NAS drives. Now I can 
> either write a cron job for that, or use a market available solution, 
> for them. I googled something and hit upon this page
>
> http://linux.abou...­
>
> Which gave me a huge list of softwares (I'm looking for free, GPL). Of 
> which Amanda and Bacula were two promising ones, now my concern is 
> what do you guys vote for and why? Just a small brief about my setup
>
> 2 Dual boot laptops --> Windows Vista & Ubuntu | Windows XP & Fedora.
> NAS Drive Western Digital 500GB.
>
> Amanda vs Bacula ( or anything else u suggest, should be able to 
> backup from windows also), Via linux I can mount and run the app, but 
> what when on windows alone...
>
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> Varun Mehta
> http://varun.cjb....­
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