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Re: How to design a centralized cross-platform BACKUP solution ?

On Tue, 14 Feb 2012 09:43:39 +0100
Davide Mirtillo <davide@evnetwork.it> wrote:

> Il 14/02/2012 08:00, J. Bakshi ha scritto:
> > Hello list,
> > 
> > I like to implement a debian server with plenty of HDD space to work as a centralized net backup
> > server. The idea is both Linux and windows users can keep their backup at this server ( may be just folders;
> > or a complete partition or two); can browse their backups through web interface, can easily restore 
> > and the main thing minimal client configuration.
> > 
> > I have already "apt-cache search" in debian and I have found close to my scenario is backuppc.
> > Though amanda is also there but I don't know how much it comes closer to my requirement.
> > 
> > Hence I am in a phase to just listen to you; about your experience and implementation.
> > Waiting to hear you... 
> > 
> > Thanks
> Hi,
> Had your same issue some time ago and was undecided between backuppc and
> bacula. I eventually ended up using backuppc because bacula turned out
> to be too complex for my case and i have to admit, backuppc is a really
> well done software, if you set it up correctly.

Nope, I have never tried bacula. My focus is on backuppc and amanda.
Nice to get a positive feedback for backuppc. How does backuppc initiate
backups ? through cron or manual call from client ?


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