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Can anyone recommend a decent backup software that will run on both Linux and Windows? I'm really looking for some sort of software to run on my server while the ...
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    Can anyone recommend a decent backup software that will run on both Linux and Windows?

    I'm really looking for some sort of software to run on my server while the agents will run on the workstations.
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    depends on your situation, a simple zip / unzip will accomodate both linux and windows (thru sharing / samba / whatever) but if you need something serious, go for commercial solution, like arcserve from network associate.

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    I actually have arcserve at work. It's not a bad product.

    I suppose what I'm trying to achieve is overkill. The only thing I can think of at this time off the top of my head is possibly running ntbackup for the Windows workstation and then copying that using scp and cron.

    As for Linux, I would still need some type of software that'll act like ntbackup.

    Any suggestions?
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    Your most powerful resource would most likely be a script or two run from a cron job.
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    I'm trying to avoid scripting as a last solution.

    Is there anything popular software for Linux?
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    I think you're overlooking something quite powerful and very easy to use. Take a look here. They give some examples and step by step instructions. It really is quite easy unless there's a specific reason why you wish to stay away from scripts.
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    I want to see what type of applications there are.
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    i still have no idea about what are you trying to achieve, but If you're serious about backup for recovery within minutes, invest in hardware as well, or think of something else like thin client + clustered server....

    hardware? ha, blade server, sun cluster, quad xeon with few TBs HDD, bla bla bla.....

    btw, a goog("backup windows linux") returns (www.bacula.org)

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    Forget what I originally posted.

    I'm looking for a simple program (w/GUI option if possible) that will backup some files on my workstation.
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    This has eluded me for a while. There's software out there, but it costs $$, sucks, etc...

    What I've done: So long as your Win shares can be mounted to the Linux system, you can use rsync to copy them to the linux box, and then use one of the packages that will back up Linux (tar, etc...).

    Hope that gets you started at least.
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