[TriLUG] OSS Backup Software - Take 2
rvestal at trilug.org
Mon Oct 2 16:54:06 EDT 2006
Right...unfortunately, even though this is a practical way, this is not what
we're looking for. :/
Jon Carnes wrote:
> 1) Setup Samba on a networked Linux box
> 2) Create a graphic that says: Your computer is scheduled for backup
> this afternoon during lunch
> 3) Setup an AT job on the computer to display the graphic in the morning
> say at 10am
> 4) Setup an AT job to attach to the samba share and zip the computer
> contents up to the share at lunch.
> For Linux boxen, use Cron.
> Simplicity works.
> On Mon, 2006-10-02 at 08:35, Roy Vestal wrote:
>>I'd like to start my discussion/questions over from a few weeks ago. I'm
>>looking into OSS alternatives for a non-profit org that needs to do
>>heterogeneous backups, primarily Windows XP and Linux. The organization
>>relies on volunteers like myself to help with it's day-to-day IT needs
>>as it cannot afford a full-time IT person.
>>I've looked at Bacula and it appears to have what I'm looking with one
>>major flaw. It's Windows client has the restore function and seems to
>>allow, at least in it's "stock" installation, a Windows client to
>>restore *ANY* client's data (Windows or Linux client). This is
>>unacceptable. If there is a way to lock down a Windows client to *ONLY*
>>be able to see/restore it's own data, then Bacula is the product for us.
>>Here are the needs:
>>- Windows and Linux support
>>- Backup to NAS and tape
>>- Encrypted backup
>>- No Windows shares needed to allow backup to run
>>- Ability to backup "in use" files
>>Preferences (would like but not a deal killer if not avail):
>>- Windows clients can restore their own files and not other's without
>>- Delta block backup so remote users can backup laptops in chunks
>>- Remote Administration (web based vs. "shell in and run")
>>- Pay for on demand support (not just community support)
>>- Bare Metal backup/restores
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