[OT] - Backing Up Windows XP to Linux

Charles Curley charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Tue Oct 3 17:26:00 MDT 2006


On Tue, Oct 03, 2006 at 03:00:39PM -0600, Ryan Simpkins wrote:
> I'm flagging this slightly off topic just because it has Windows XP in the subject
> line and I want help - not a bonfire.
> 
> My problem:
> I have a Windows XP (sp2) box chock full of about 60GB of files I want to backup. I
> want to store several days worth of backups on to a 200GB hard drive in a Linux box
> (Debian) located in another city. My data doesn't change all that often - maybe
> 10-50MB/day. I want the backups to be 100% automatic requiring no human interaction
> unless something breaks. The ideal would be to keep two weeks worth of backups. I
> want to do this securely so it can happen over a public network (the Internet).

Take a look at Amanda. It takes some twiddling to get working, but
once it does it is automatic and runs from the server's cron, so the
Windows box need only be accessible to the server.

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