can I use backuppc, in addition to backups/restore, to simply keep a set of folders 'in-sync' between two ubuntu installs - in both directions?
can it backup the VMs running on a windows box in network - in the same efficient manner?
when you suggest rsync daemon on win7, does this make sense: http://diantokam.blogspot.com/2012/09/running-rsync-as-daemon-on-windows-7-64.html will I be able to see the list of folders on win 7 box to backup/restore after i follow the directions on the link? I also found DeltaCopy, but it seems to setup a windows backup 'server'. while only need to access the win 7 box as client and plan to run backuppc server on my linux host.
From: Tyler J. Wagner <tyler@...>
To: Rajeev Prasad <rp.neuli@...>; "General list for user discussion, questions and support" <backuppc-users@...>
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 4:55 PM
Subject: Re: [BackupPC-users] secure install?
On 2013-02-20 22:35, Rajeev Prasad wrote:
> do I need to run another instance of apache on my webserver? I have a
> webserver running (ubuntu) and I can have a virtual website for backupPC
> running on a specific port, is that not enough?
You don't need any of that. You're running Ubuntu, so:
apt-get install backuppc
Then browse to http://example.com/backuppc, and you're in business. You may
need to set the backuppc HTTPAuth user with:
htpasswd -m /etc/backuppc/htpasswd backuppc
> as i understand, I do not have to install anything on my win7 PC, other
> linux servers, VMs etc. to back them up. if not correct pl let me know.
It depends. On the linux servers, you need an OpenSSH server and rsync. On
Windows, you can use SMB, but I strongly urge you to install an rsyncd
server and use that instead.
> Pl give hints/examples etc. I am planning to use this software to backup
> the webserver itself and few other machines connected to it -> to a windows
> network share (dedicated for backup)!
Nope. BackupPC requires a filesystem that supports hardlinks. That means,
in simple terms, a native Linux filesystem like ext4, xfs, or reiserfs. For
best results, this should be local, not NFS mounted.
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