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Hi, Brand new to the forum. I was wondering if I could backup my Linux 7.3 machine to a windows network drive through the network and how would I do ...
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    creating backup without tapedrive


    Hi,
    Brand new to the forum. I was wondering if I could backup my Linux 7.3 machine to a windows network drive through the network and how would I do it.

    first of all I have no tape drive on the machine

    Here is my idea:
    I would use cron to schedule this nightly, then maybe tar certain directories and then ftp over to the windows machine??

    Any ideas would be really appreciated

    Thank-You

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    have a look here to see what you can do with ftpbackup:
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6261

    (ignore the mysqldump line).

    Your other option would be to mount a windows share, and copy your files to it just like you would copy files to your linux home directory for example.

    Jason

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    thanks for that script but..

    The link to ftpbackup did not work....

    But when/if I get that file - what do I do to install it on the machine?

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    try the link again, it did just work for me..

    I cannot remember how to install it, after downloading it and saving it to disk, run "tar zxf ftpbackup-2.1.tar.gz". a new directory will be created (proberly called ftpbackup or similar), cd to that directory, run "more READ.ME" and follow instructions there. (sorry, thats a really old post of mine, i cannot remember much about it).

    Jason

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    Thanks

    Thank-You, this seems to be exactly what I was looking for, hope I can get it to download.

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    alternative places to download from :

    http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/sys...kup-2.1.tar.gz
    http://www.netsw.org/net/ip/filetrans/ftp/ftpbackup/ (the 12k file!)

    Let us know how it goes.

    Cheers,

    Jason

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    darn....

    Well,
    I got it to download with a .rpm - but the install fails saying I need libc.so.5 I don't think that is good because i seem to have libc.so.6 already installed and don't want to go backwards.

    Boy, we all complain about windows but you have to admit, the installs are a lot easier.

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    compile from source, it should be ok then.

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    those words have always scared me...

    OK,

    If you show me how to do that, then you will enter me into a new world of understanding and I will never again call myself a newbie - I will have graduated to intermediate. -- Pleae just a few instructions to start me on my way....

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    ok, heres what you need to do to compile from source
    Code:
    cd ./<source dir>
    ./configure
    make
    su
    make install
    good luck
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    never ever ever use the hardened option in make.conf!

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