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Hi guys, I'm looking to set up an automated backup server in my house. Do you have any reccomendations of programs that have the following features: Automated network backup Checks ...
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    Hi guys,
    I'm looking to set up an automated backup server in my house. Do you have any reccomendations of programs that have the following features:
    Automated network backup
    Checks for changes in a file and keeps copies a few of the older versions
    Works with both Windows and OSX

    Places with detailed setup instructions would alsoo be nice. I'm not a noob, but I wouldn't call myself a guru and I'm just getting back into Linux.
    Also, any reccomended distro would be nice as well. I don't need any bells and whistles or fancy GUI's it just needs to get the job done.
    Thanks

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    I would use rsync for this. It only updates changes, so it's less bandwidth-intensive than other backup methods. On the server, you can have a daily cron job to make a tarball of the file tree that you're backing up. This way, you can keep x days worth of snapshots on hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarumont
    I would use rsync for this. It only updates changes, so it's less bandwidth-intensive than other backup methods. On the server, you can have a daily cron job to make a tarball of the file tree that you're backing up.
    Good way, I use that so.
    Dear u can use backuppc it's high-performance, enterprise-grade system for backuping up

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    Thanks...I'll try those out and let you know how it goes once I finish fixing the computer.

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    hard luck

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