[K12OSN] Question About Backuppc

Les Mikesell les at futuresource.com
Thu Jan 13 02:51:11 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-01-12 at 18:56, Carl Keil wrote:
> Hi Les (or anyone else who'd care to answer),
> I thought I heard you say that you backed up your linux servers to your 
> windows workstation with backuppc?

Not quite - I said my desktop machine but it happens to run linux

> This is what I'd like to do to, so 
> I'm trying to verify that it's possible.

Backuppc relies heavily on the hard link capability of unix
filesystems.  As far as I know, no one has made it work with
windows as the server.

> The backuppc documentation 
> that I've read so far says that you backup to a "server", so, what needs 
> to be serverfied on my windows 2000 workstation for this to work?  Can 
> you give me a quick rundown of where I should start to backup my server 
> to my workstation?  Right now it's just a straight windows2k client.  I 
> don't have a win2k server license.

If it has to that machine you'll have to add a drive and configure
it to dual-boot and run backups at night or when you aren't there.
If you can dig up a PC that can run Linux, all you need is the
drive space.  Depending on the number/size of the machines you
back up you may need a reasonably fast CPU and some RAM so
letting a desktop machine work at night makes sense.

  Les Mikesell
    les at futuresource.com

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