Re: Cross-platform backups via tar/dump/other?
From: Scott Wegener (email@example.com)
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2003 18:26:07 -0500 From: Scott Wegener <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Someone who looks an awful lot like Scott Wegener <email@example.com> wrote:
>>Here's the scenario-
>>Linux SMP server running NFS and samba for filesharing and backups.
>>Dual boot laptop running Gentoo/Linux and XP. (actually and RH7.3, but
> Can you use Amanda on the Linux box, and then mount the XP stuff using
> smbclient or something?
>>Laptop is configured with XP on NTFS but all data is mounted from a vfat
>>partition, allowing data sharing when booted into Linux.
> If you can tolerate not backing up from Windoze directly and booting into
> Linux to back it up, Amanda would handle everything without getting exotic.
> If you want to leave the 'doze box in XP, you can probably have it share
> it out & mount it from the backup server.
> I think cygwin just confuses things in this situation; if you can boot into
> Linux to back up your data, no problems; you might even be able to tell
> 'doze to reboot, let your boot manager handle bringing it back into Linux,
> let it do the backups, and then go back to 'doze if you want to. Or, if
> you find the Samba set of tools that (I think) can also let you mount the
> Doze file system from Linux (backwards of how Samba usually is used, but I
> think there's a way to do that), then maybe you could yank it that way.
> In any case, the webpages for the Amanda backup application are probably
> a great place to start. I'm sure someone is using it in the way you describe.
> Hope this helps,
> Dave Hinz
Hi Dave- thanks for the response. I guess I was looking for more of a
client-based solution, as the laptop generally goes everywhere instead
of being a static system on the network. smbclient is a good idea
though- although with the limitation of needing to run samba (or nfs and
a conditional server side script) on the laptop, something I tend to try
to avoid (extra services).
I've got a feeling that you may be right on just letting the backups
happen from booting into Linux- although not ideal (rebooting at times
to kick off a backup ) it may be a simpler solution without jumping
through too many hoops.
Thanks for the thoughts.