[Samba] User submitted job

Gary Dale garydale at rogers.com
Fri Feb 18 14:52:36 MST 2011

On 18/02/11 08:49 AM, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> Is there a way for a user to run a job on the server?
> In particular, I want to implement a 'one click' backup using rsync.  
> An icon on the desktop would do something (in a batch script maybe or 
> some canned program) that would run a job under their ID that would 
> rsync their home directory to a backup directory.
For Linux clients, you could store the home directories on a network 
share that you back up. If you must use local home directories, add a 
logout script to rsync to a network share. It doesn't matter which 
machine (client or server) runs it because the network will be the 
bottleneck, not the processor.

If you are talking about Windows clients, simply implement roaming 
profiles. You get a sync'd copy on the server.

I echo Jeff Ross's warning to not leave backups to the users.

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