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June 27th, 2008, 04:33 PM
Hi guys
I've got an old desktop that I was thinking on turning onto a station where I can back up important files now and then, ie pictures, important videos.
I just don't know where to start and appreciate if someone could point out where to do some reading/research.
There're two laptops and a desktop in my house's wireless network.
kind regards

Vivaldi Gloria
June 27th, 2008, 04:44 PM
If you want to backup by hand then you can always archive the files and send them to the backup machine by ssh.

If you want automatic backups, I remember seeing a lot of scripts in this forums for backups so search this forum for backups. If you are intersted in file synchronization then have a look at


and search this forum for rsync.

June 27th, 2008, 05:11 PM
I use Ubuntu server ed. as a backup/file server at my home office, I don't use rsync, yet, but try looking into Samba. There are a lot of tutorials out on setting it up.