View Full Version : [ubuntu] How to backup windows machines

February 3rd, 2009, 08:27 PM
I would like to use my Ubuntu server to back up all my windows PCs on my network. I have done some searching and found some older articles on rsync and some others.

My question is should I just map a ubuntu share out to each of the Pcs and run a native windows back up client. Or should I share out each Pcs c drive and have ubuntu back them up.

I am sure many people have similar setups and I would like to know what the best and easiest way would be.

Thank you in advance

February 3rd, 2009, 08:38 PM
I am not 100% sure, but it sounds like the following page might be of some help to you:


February 3rd, 2009, 08:51 PM

Thank You.. Looks like a good place to start.. My googling skill must need some work I did not come across that page.

Thanks again


February 3rd, 2009, 09:03 PM
Not a problem. If you just do a search on the Ubuntu main page, it will query the wiki, docs, forums, etc for you. Always a good place to start. :-)

February 3rd, 2009, 09:20 PM
Have a look at rdiff-backup.

February 4th, 2009, 02:47 PM
Havok No i haven't ill check for it now