[CentOS] Backups solution from WinDoze to linux

Tue Jul 14 18:36:11 UTC 2015
Gordon Messmer <gordon.messmer at gmail.com>

On 07/14/2015 11:01 AM, Tony Schreiner wrote:
> backuppc  does support pre- and post- backup scripts, so it is possible to
> implement backing up from vss. I've never done it, but there examples can
> be found

"So far, the best that BackupPC can do is send warning emails to the 
user saying that their outlook files haven't been backed up in X days. 
(X is configurable.) The message invites the user to exit Outlook and 
gives a URL to manually start a backup."

So, no, it doesn't look like that's possible.  There *is* a link on that 
page to an MSDN post which describes a script which can use VSS to copy 
individual files to a new location.  However, there's no integration 
with backuppc, and there's no identification of open files, so you need 
to know in advance which files might need to be copied with VSS.

Don't do that to yourself.  Just use a backup program that supports VSS.