This is my first time on this mailing list, so let me introduce
myself; I'm a 3rd year computer engr. student, and I'm doing an
intership this summer in a 20 employees compagny.
They're looking for a backup solution for their 20 networked Windows
workstations (only the My Documents directory, so it's a few GB
total). They searched for some commercial solutions but what they
found would cost them about 4000$ in licensing fees. They asked me if
I could find something similar but less expensive. I just found
BackupPC, and I must say that I'm quite impressed.
The only problem that I have right now is that their RAID disks are
on a WinNT box; and it looks like BackupPC has been design only for
A possible solution that I found is to mount the WinNT raid disks
using a SMB share on Linux and have BackupPC save its backups on this
'drive'. It's quite lame since the traffic has to come to and from
the Linux box, but at 100MBps this shouldn't too bad. I haven't tried
it yet, so don't be shy to tell me how crazy this is...
Another solution would be to make it work on perl for Windows; I
tried to do this, but since BackupPC requires several unix programs
(df, sendmail, gzip, samba) and uses hard links, I don't think it'll
be possible. As anyone tried to used it in cygwin?
The best solution (IMHO) would be to format c: this windows box and
install debian, but I don't think my boss will agree with this... 8(
So in short, I'd like to know your experiences with running BackupPC
on Windows and how feasible/impossible my solutions are.
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