[CentOS] Samba or NFS

Sat Feb 12 21:19:42 UTC 2011
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 02/12/2011 10:57 AM, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On 2/12/11 6:54 AM, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
>>>> OTOH, for mere backup using rsync and ssh might work even better and be
>>>> somewhat simplier.
>>> except that provides no point in time restoration ability.
>>> I prefer backup schemes that use dump/restore to do occasional full and
>>> regular incremental backups, and for these, NFS is quite useful.
>> rsnapshot is a perl script wrapper for rsync.
> So is backuppc (plus it can also use use tar, smb, or ftp to collect the files).
>> Works *beautifully* to
>> provide hardlinked temporal snapshot repositories, I've used it
>> effectively for years.
> Backuppc can compress the files and also pools all duplicate content with 
> hardlinks even if found on different machines.  And it provides a nice web 
> interface to browse and restore backups either by downloading through the 
> browser or copying back to the source machine.  The web interface can restrict 
> the view of a user to only certain machines so users can do their own restores 
> and control the configuration for their own machines.

I use backuppc in all our offices.

You can even allow users to pull files back to their own machines if you
like (they can only see their machine when they login).  Access to the
backups is via a normal file system tree after you pick the backup.

The web interface is very easy to use.

I love it.

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