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Open Source Client/Server Network Backup System

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Efficient Client-Server Backup system for Linux, macOS and Windows. A client for Windows, macOS and Linux lets you backup open files and complete partition images (Windows). Backups are stored to disks in a efficient way (deduplication) on either Windows or Linux servers.

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  • Incremental file and image backups
  • Fast to setup and get running; easy configuration on clients and server via web interface
  • Image backups only include used disk blocks
  • Allows image and file backups while the system is in use
  • File-level deduplicaton on the server side
  • Linux based restore cd for restoring image backups
  • E-Mail reporting
  • Browse backups, view logs and current activities and analyse client storage usage and history in a easy to use web interface


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    Is there any solution to take a backup of .pst file (While outlook application is Open) through UrBackup software ? thanks Ashish

    Posted 01/14/2016
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    The backup process works flawlessly & can be mounted in WIndows 7 no problem. (Works great for backup & using restore disk on vmware machine on ESXi to another ESXi system) But the restore process is a complete nightmare due to hardware compatibility issues with DL360 G5 (P400i) RAID controller. The boot disk failed to get past loading the kernel :( After that I thought I woudl try using Ubuntu Live as I know that support/detects my hardware but liveCD using v12.10 & v13.10 failed to run the command after copying/extracting the files manually from restore_cd.tgz. My guess the liveCD does not support running bash over liveCD & did not like my copying those application files to it & I was restoring was on a usb 1TB seagate. In the end had to install Ubuntu USB with a 16GB persistent disk & use it to restore my Windows 2003 machine using below steps:- (Previously I did a full system image of C:\ of a Windows 2003 which went fine) Before used HP disk to setup RAID5 array 1. Universal-USB-Installer- 2. Created Persistent Disk with 16GB USB Drive 3. Booted into the livedisk 4. Open GPART 5. Select "Device" - "Create PArtition Table" 6. Create a NTFS partition 7. cd Desktop/ubr 8. sudo ./urbackup_client --plugin ./liburbackupclient.so --restore true --restore_cmd write_mbr --mbr_filename "/media/Seagate Expansion Drive/1.vhd.mbr" --out_device /dev/cciss/c0d0p1 9. partprobe 10. sudo ./urbackup_client --plugin ./libfsimageplugin.so --vhdcopy_in "/media/Seagate Expansion Drive/1.vhd" --vhdcopy_out /dev/cciss/c0d0p1 11. Right click on drive & select "Mangage Flags" - "Boot" 12. Boot from Disk Doing these steps failed to boot the Windows 2003 I thought maybe the MBR was corrupted & since Windows 2003 does not have the supported drives. So booted from Windows 2008 R2 disk & tried repair & selected command line & did the below:- bootrec /fixmbr' bootrec /fixboot This caused a different "Disk read" error If anyone has some insight into how to get the restore process working it would be great.

    Posted 11/05/2013
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Romanian, French, Persian, Czech, English, Portuguese, Estonian, Swedish, Turkish, German, Spanish, Russian

Intended Audience

System Administrators, End Users/Desktop

User Interface

Web-based, wxWidgets

Programming Language

C++, JavaScript



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