[Mageia-discuss] [Ticket #16] Preferred backup program / drakbackup

Juergen Harms Juergen.Harms at unige.ch
Sun Jul 17 22:31:04 CEST 2011

I am using BackupPC, no problems. Original reasons for my choice:
   - allows to back up a mix of Linux and Windows systems
   - is well supported and has a lively ML where advice can be sought
   - is easy to maintain and operate

The user interface / control-facilities are nice, a good compromise 
between simplicity and choice of features, restoring (selecting sources, 
getting them) is easy.

As already said, installation is not quite easy - but there is 
experience in the Mageia and Mandriva community (though, documentation 
of Mageia-specific issues has not yet made its way into the wiki or 
README files). Installation on windows machines is yet somewhat more 
complicated - you need Cygwin to make rsync run on the windows platform, 
but again, there is good documentation. In case you opt for installing 
BackupPC and need documentation/advice, shout (to get started, a look at 
Magaia bugzilla #600 might be helpful)

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