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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Windows backup to Linux Server

From: Dominic Ferard
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Windows backup to Linux Server
Date: Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:51:53 +0100
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I think there have been reports here of problems both with using rdiff-backup via samba (smb) and, independently, to a Windows destination. By contrast, backup from Windows to Linux via ssh is well tested and reliable - except perhaps (others may know better) when restoring Windows ACLs.

You might like to look at my TimeDicer project http://www.timedicer.co.uk, this uses rdiff-backup and is designed for local network data backup from Windows with an option for secondary offsite backup. It uses a special-purpose server based on Ubuntu and communication is by ssh. (For offsite backup of the server it uses rsync with ssh and --link-dest.) For file recovery it includes rdiffWeb.

An alternative is JBackpack http://www.nongnu.org/jbackpack/, this has options to use ssh or smb for communication.


On 06/08/2014 06:01, Stephen Butler wrote:
Hi all,

I've just started experimenting with rdiff-backup and have it working fine in the following way.

local backup
rdiff-backup c:\source c:\dest

network backup using mapped network drive on windows 7 to our networked backup server.
rdiff-backup c:\source z:\dest

The network computer is microcore linux, running samba shares for our backups.

I'm wondering if there is advantages in sending the rdiff backup from windows to the linux server via ssh ?

I had hopped that I would find information about this at this page.

But the page is deleted, Can anyone perhaps refer me to a page that explains the advantages if any and how to set this up ?


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