On Wednesday 10 April 2002 14:46, Satelle, StevenX wrote:
> I've been looking for a simple backup option for my machines. All I need
> is something that can backup /home and /etc on 2 machines and /home on a
> win2k machine and tar/gzip them onto a hard drv and do this from a cron
> job. All the backup software I've played with only seem to want to backup
> to a tape - afbackup, amanda, kbackup. does anyone know of any software
> that can do this?
Why don't you just use Plain Old Tar to backup the Unix directories,
and smbtar to backup the Windows share? Does it need to be any
fancier than this?
tar cvfz /backup/directory/backup.tar.gz /home /etc
smbtar -s WINDOWS_HOSTNAME -u WINDOWS_USERNAME -p WINDOWS_PASSWORD -x
WINDOWS_SHARE_NAME -t /backup/directory/windows.tar
gzip -9 /backup/directory/windows.tar
... or something. See the man page for smbtar.
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