> -> Similarly, all of the data for WinXX services like SQL databases,
> Exchange etc won't be backed up.
> I don't know about Exchange, but I'd highly recommend any SQLServer
> admins to setup automatic backup jobs for any of the important
> moderately sized databases. A backup can be done transparently while
> the database is running. I'd suggest doing a transaction log backup
> every hour, a differential backup every 24 hours, and a full backup once
> per week. This can easily be done with just a couple of jobs and the
> result is a couple of files for each database. These files can be
> picked up by BackupPC and tucked away for safe-keeping. For huge
> databases, this might not be an option.
> -> I suspect there is a way of mirroring the outlook.pst file so that at
> least the mirror copy can be backed up. Or perhaps a manual copy can be
> started at login. Does some WinXX expert know how to do this?
> There is a Microsoft Outlook add-in that addresses this for Outlook 2000
> or 2002 (aka XP):
> It is a manual process, but it can be setup to remind you every X days
> and it does the backup when you exit Outlook. There are also some other
> pay-for utilities, such as http://www.ajsystems.com/outback.html
> (haven't used it, so I don't make any endorsements whatsoever).
Thanks, I'll add the SQL and Outlook comments to the docs.
By the way, there's no reason we can't develop an rsync-plugin for
BackupPC that would directly backup an SQL database in an efficient