Re: Need help designing backup/server system
hi ya mike/dennis
collection of some backup scripts
-- and yes... backups should be done after everybody goes
and do backups in the middle of the day for the
past 4 hrs so the morning work is not lost
-- backups media is a whole other backup-wars
( tape, disks, cdr, etc...
( your budget and data-size will dictate which you need
-- if you are backing up windoze boxes ...
- you just need to backup their "My Documents" folder ??
( all other info is already backed up on the original
( windoze cdrom
- you can also put a "linux based home dir" on the
desktop of each windoze boxes, and only those files
- or mount the windzoe boxes to a linux box and backup
the windoze into linux... and umount it again before
they reboot their PC
-- Create a backup policy and tell people that only certain
directories is backed up ...
dont backup things like /usr/local
that is cloned in many forms on each PC
( linux kernels, acroread, realaudio, mpeg players, mozilla, etc
( windoze antivirus apps, etc
( are all downloades gazillion times
have a central download server that everybody
downloads their apps into and clone that download server
- when making backups
- always do weekly full backup ( data only )
- always do daily incremental backups since the last time a full
backup was done and keep DIFFERENT daily files
mon, tue, wed, ... if you only care about 7-days of
- always do incremental backup across 2 or 3 full backups
( say last 90 days )
- assume that a full backup failed, due to disks full or
bad tape... can you still recover ???
- assume server has been cracked, can you go backward
to find a backup that pre-dates the [cr/h]acker's snooing in your
- do you want a gui for users to be able to search the backups
for their files they erased ...
- once they find it, they can tell the admin to restore
fro tuesday's backup
=== all of the above is just one script run from cron
On Fri, 13 Dec 2002, Mike Egglestone wrote:
> You may want to look at using samba or smbfs.
> I sometimes use an smbmount command to mount a win98 share
> to my debian box. Then I can create tar files or rysnc the data
> to somewhere else. You can write a quick cron job that will do this
> > Thanks for that, but I need something more immediate. It has
> > been my experience that no mater how often you perform
> > backups, the most important files were created just
> > after the last one finished!
> > So, if nobody has any other comments I'll just hack around
> > until I get something that works!