[ubuntu-uk] Simple backup script

Avi Greenbury lists at avi.co
Fri Jun 3 18:23:06 UTC 2011

Chris Rowson wrote:

> > Chris Rowson wrote:
> You're pretty much right. Centralised backup handles Win Server but I
> need to backup the data on the Linux box too, hence shifting data. ATM
> the Win box uses a script to 'pull' archive files from the Linux box
> using pscp.exe. I looked briefly at rsync but it seemed to require
> cygwin deps?

Yeah if you want to run rsync on the Win box you need cygwin or
similar. But you can rsync on the Linux box from one volume to another
(such as one mounted from the Windows box).  Windows' xcopy, though, is
roughly analogous to an rsync that's not talking to an rsyncd.

I'd do one of two things, depending on which is simpler and what your
network looks like.

I'd want to install Unix Services for Windows on the win server, and
mount over NFS the bit of the Linux box to be backed up.

If that's not possible - if the network's not isolated enough, or
whoever looks after the Win server doesn't want to add stuff to
it or whatever - perhaps configure Samba on the Linux box and do same
over Samba.


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