I’ve just started using BackupPC to backup my file server. It’s a disk-based solution – so if you want to archive to removable media such as DVD-R or tape, you need a separate archive step.
The advantage of BackupPC is supposed to be that it can do remote backups of every machine on your network, without needing special software to be loaded on each client machine. That’s true, but a little misleading. If you want to maintain security, then you need to do a little bit of setup on each client.
Configuration seemed unnecessarily awkward. Here’s what I did. Read the rest of this entry »