[CentOS] Backups solution from WinDoze to linux

Tue Jul 14 18:00:57 UTC 2015
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

On Tue, July 14, 2015 12:49 pm, Gordon Messmer wrote:
> On 07/14/2015 07:17 AM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>> My manager just tasked me at looking at this, for one team we're
>> supporting. Now, he'd been thinking of bacula, but I see their Windows
>> binaries are now not-free, so I'm looking around. IIRC, Les thinks
>> highly
>> of backuppc; comments on that, or other packaged solutions?
> I would strongly recommend a product that supports VSS.  Bacula does,
> and Veeam does as far as I can tell (mentioned by Tom). BackupPC does
> not.  Without snapshots (VSS), you may back up inconsistent data, and
> you'll miss backups of open files.

I use bacula to backup windows boxes. I do create full box image backup
(using Windows image backup tool) every other year or so. As far as user
data are concerned I rely on bacula (had to restore something they
accidentally deleted or modified  a couple of times - successfully). We
don't have many Windows boxes though, - about a dozen. We are mostly
Linux, FreeBSD and Macintosh shop.


Valeri Galtsev
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Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
Phone: 773-702-4247