[Samba] BackupPC 1.5.0 released (backup to disk for WinXX/Linux/Unix)

Craig Barratt craig at atheros.com
Sun Aug 11 19:46:01 GMT 2002

BackupPC version 1.5.0 has been released on SourceForge, see

BackupPC a high-performance perl-based package for backing up linux,
unix or WinXX PCs and laptops to a server's disk.  BackupPC is highly
configurable and easy to install and maintain.  No client SW is needed.
BackupPC uses Samba's smbclient to extract files via SMB from WinXX
clients, and uses tar on linux or unix clients.

Given the ever decreasing cost of disks and raid systems, it is now
practical and cost effective to backup a large number of machines onto
a server's local disk or network storage.  This is what BackupPC does.

Key features are pooling of identical files (big savings in server disk
space), compression, support for DHCP clients, and a comprehensive CGI
interface that allows users to browse backups and restore files.

BackupPC is free software distributed under a GNU GPL license.
BackupPC runs on linux or unix servers, and has been tested on 
linux, Win95, Win98, Win2000 and WinXP clients.


Craig Barratt

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