Gudy, do you use the 'Recycle Bin' option for Samba (as shown on my info page)? If you do, then the Recycle Bin (inside the samba share) holds any files changed or deleted by Samba users. So a backup of the entire samba share (including the Recycle Bin) will include previous file versions and deleted files.

On 03/08/11 05:26, jazz wrote:
one issue with mirroring compare to backup, is with backup you conserve  
everything once created, with mirroring if someone/something deletes all  
files, your mirror will also be empty....
..what is needed is a type of nas drive(network attached system)as  
writethrough system,every file you write to the fileserver will also go  
there but only readable by root so the nas drive will be invisible for  
other users
(but yeah that's not possible/ impractical for databases)

it keeps me thinking and thinking.... if there was no windows pc connected  
to the network it could all be more easy to get things implemented ..

hard times...
best regards
Gudy

during October i will be busy harvesting our coffee ,100% natural no  
pesticides used during the year, 4 trees /day /person all handwork :)

On Sat, 30 Jul 2011 18:16:17 +0700, Dominic Raferd  
<dl@edendevelopments.co.uk> wrote:

Gudy, I can't speak for bacula, but what about backing up from your DL
server to another machine over ssh?

    * rsync: this is good for simple backup and it might also be
      possible with DL to use some of the scripts built around rsync
      such as rsnapshot
    * rdiff-backup: sadly this is not supported directly by DL (which
      lacks the required librsync library), however it is possible to
      run it on a remote machine (on the same LAN) which first mounts
      the source directory (located on your DL server) using sshfs
      (which in turn requires fuse). I use this for our daily backup
      from DL to a Ubuntu-based backup server. rdiff-backup (and its
      derivatives, including my TimeDicer) provide a full backup history
      so you can recover previous file versions and deleted files, and
      it does so in a space-efficient manner. (It is also, like rsync,
      bandwidth-efficient if it can be run on both source and
      destination machines, but obviously that wouldn't be the case  
here.)

I'm assuming that it is only data that you need to backup, because one
of the beauties of DL is that backing up the configuration is simple
with save-config.

I have recently been trying to tackle the situation of a DL server
failure when no tech wizard is around to fix the problem. I created a
similarly-configured DL server on the same LAN, with a different name
and IP address, and then wrote a couple of scripts one of which
regularly mirrors the main DL server data to this standby machine, and
the second of which can be used by a non-techie in emergency to switch
this mirror to being the primary. I would be interested to know how
others approach this problem?

Dominic

On 28/07/11 03:49, jazz wrote:
I have looked at bacula a few months ago,also on the website and they  
all
talk about tape drives
Tapes are quite useless here in vietnam, as molds loves tapes(and
floppies)and even cd's because of the high humidity
the only solution is a hdd (but not an usb hdd as those regularly hang
resulting in empty files( directory is updated with right filesize, but
inside the file is only crap))
the 4 sata on my mb are in use for the raid 1, (2 spare now but soon  
have
to add 2 more hd) and ide drives are not available in shops anymore
its a real dilemma to get the fileserver backed up.I have no real  
solution
now.
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