[CentOS] Setting up BackupPC on CentOS-7

Mon Sep 21 01:20:01 UTC 2015
Eliezer Croitoru <eliezer at ngtech.co.il>

On 21/09/2015 04:10, John R Pierce wrote:
> On 9/20/2015 6:00 PM, Eliezer Croitoru wrote:
>> I am interested in understanding the thing with BackupPC.
>> What does it have compared to basic rsync?
> its a full blown backup service for any number of client hosts, it
> maintains a pool of full and incremental backups going back as far as
> you care, and this pool is fully dedupped to reduce its size. it uses
> rsync to fetch files from the target machines when making a new
> backup.   the webui can be used to browse these backups and restore any
> portion of any backed up file system to any point at which there's a
> backup.
> the 'windows agent' is a stripped down installation of rsyncd from cygwin.

I wasn't sure how it would fetch from a windows machine.