[CentOS-docs] Added BackupPC Guide


tindall.satwth at brandxmail.com
Thu Dec 18 19:30:11 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-12-18 at 13:55 -0500, Max Hetrick wrote:
> S.Tindall wrote:
> > 5) A section addressing backing up Macs would be very helpful (to me).
> > The official documentation is very lacking in that area.
> Do you have edit rights on the wiki? If so, feel free to add to or edit.

Nope. Maybe someday.

> Adding a section on Windows and Macs isn't very CentOS specific, so I 
> doubt I'll be adding that, but if others want it, and have the ability 
> to edit, feel free to add to my work.

My view of a HowTo's purpose is to make the described service useful to
a wide audience.  You don't interact with or administer window$ systems?

If we limited the HowTos to centos-specific issues, they would read like
a readme file.  Consider the centos wiki mail HowTos which contain
significant non-centos information that helps people get their mail
server up and running securely.

> As I stated in the guide, it's primary content is for installing 
> configuring BackupPC on CentOS, and backing up across rsync to other 
> Linux servers.

Yes, I back up content and configurations on my web and mail servers
along with my linux workstations using it. Adding window$ and Mac
clients strikes me as a natural and useful extension.


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