This is where I'm trying to go.
Have users/groups and directories automagically created on a backup server.
Rsync user files to that machine from the main server, where they'll go
through a rotation deal, keeping a few versions of backups.
NFS export from the backup server to the main server so the backups show
up in a directory accessible by the user.
This is my first time using any of the clustering abilities of Webmin. I
have made the connection, have been into the Cluster Users and Groups,
but was hoping to find a way for the user directory to be created on the
backup server. I guess maybe I was expecting what might not be there?
This is also my first time at using NFS, so I have a bit of learning to
do on both fronts.
Any ideas on this? Am I barking up the wrong tree?
I discovered a really neat idea in the book Linux Server Hacks, where
you basically use links to do incremental snapshots. So a person can set
up a lot of depth to the backups, like several individual days, a few
weeks and a couple of months and because of using links in this
situation, the size of the backups is only equal to the size of the
original directory, plus the files which have changed for each backup
run. Very cool! Thought I'd export them back out to the main server read
only, so no user can delete the backups.