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Is there a way to automate the Backup to Desktop

Adam

Is there a way to automate the Backup to Desktop
« on: March 14, 2002, 01:43:40 AM »
Hello there,

I am wondering if there's an easy way to automate our backup. I would like to backup to desktop each night to our Win2K server - any ideas ?

cheers,

Adam

guestHH

Re: Is there a way to automate the Backup to Desktop
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2002, 02:55:36 AM »
Hi,

How about a cron job?

Regards,
guestHH

Adam

Re: Is there a way to automate the Backup to Desktop
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2002, 03:53:05 AM »
Thanks for that,

I'm a bit of a novice with Linux - could you perhaps guide me in the right direction to getting this completed.

Maybe someone out there has already done this ?

cheers,

Adam

stephen noble

Re: Is there a way to automate the Backup to Desktop
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2002, 04:43:37 AM »
> Maybe someone out there has already done this ?

there is a contrib howto that goes half way to what you want

i'm going to write a panel that will do exactly this
plus give the ability to exclude certain ibays
it will run nightly or on command

it'll be two weeks before i get to it

regards
stephen noble
dungog.net/sme

guestHH

Re: Is there a way to automate the Backup to Desktop
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2002, 10:24:51 AM »
So better wait for Stephen then. ok?

Regards,
guestHH

Adam

Re: Is there a way to automate the Backup to Desktop
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2002, 01:34:08 PM »
Well if there's no easier way then I s'pose so.

regards,

Adam

guestHH

Re: Is there a way to automate the Backup to Desktop
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2002, 01:44:23 PM »
Or you can take a look at Unison here:

http://www.ifost.org.au/~peterw/

Regards,
guestHH

Filippo Carletti

Re: Is there a way to automate the Backup to Desktop
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2002, 01:48:30 PM »
Search the devinfo mailing list archive, I sent there a message with a script attached, last month.
If you can't find it, write me an email and I'll send it to you.

Adam

Re: Is there a way to automate the Backup to Desktop
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2002, 01:56:49 PM »
Thanks Fillipo,

exactly what I'm after.

cheers,

Adam

Des Dougan

Re: Is there a way to automate the Backup to Desktop
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2002, 06:32:59 PM »
See http://www.e-smith.org/docs/howto/contrib/flexbackup-to-disk-howto.htm. I believe this will do what you're after. It includes a small section on using cron.

If you have questions about it let me know (I'm the author).


Des Dougan

Adam

Re: Is there a way to automate the Backup to Desktop
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2002, 01:56:00 AM »
Thanks Des,

will this procedure be the same for SME 5.1.2 ? Hope so, I'll try and get it going tonight.

cheers,

Adam

Maarten

Re: Is there a way to automate the Backup to Desktop
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2002, 12:53:26 AM »
stephen noble wrote:
>
>
> > Maybe someone out there has already done this ?
>
> there is a contrib howto that goes half way to what you want
>
> i'm going to write a panel that will do exactly this
> plus give the ability to exclude certain ibays
> it will run nightly or on command
>
> it'll be two weeks before i get to it
>
> regards
> stephen noble
> dungog.net/sme

That would be great...