Backing up laptops on network

Steve Waltner swaltner at
Fri Oct 10 12:47:52 EST 2003

You might take a look at BackupPC 
which is an open source backup server. It can use Samba or tar/rsync 
over rsh/ssh to backup basically any system out there. It's a pretty 
slick setup. The server is designed to run on a UNIX system however. 
I'm using this system at work and all of our laptops get automatically 
backed up any time they show up on they LAN.


On Friday, October 3, 2003, at 08:52 AM, Reuben Pearse wrote:
> Hi all,
> We are currently looking at a solution for backing up files on laptops
> to a server in a small office (10 users).
> I was looking at rsync as a solution. Here is my suggested solution:
> Install rsync on network server - this is Windows 2000 :-(
> Share the root of C:\ on laptops
> Schedule rsync to periodically mount to laptops share ove SMB (if they
> can be found) and running an incremental backup
> I would welcome comments on this. Thanks!
> Reuben

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