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Sorry if this has been answered before, the search function on the web site seems to be broken at the moment.

I bought a 2G WD Green and put it in my Linux box, and I set up a Samba share. From Win I can write to the share drive. But windows backup in 7 Home Premium does not let me back up to the share. I have 3 Win 7 systems I would like to backup to the share. What software should I use?
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Sorry if this has been answered before, the search function on the web site seems to be broken at the moment.

I bought a 2G WD Green and put it in my Linux box, and I set up a Samba share. From Win I can write to the share drive. But windows backup in 7 Home Premium does not let me back up to the share. I have 3 Win 7 systems I would like to backup to the share. What software should I use?

That would depend on what and how you want to back up. Do you want to do full system images, just files, incremental backups, etc... How automated do you want it to be?
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That would depend on what and how you want to back up. Do you want to do full system images, just files, incremental backups, etc... How automated do you want it to be?

Hi thanks for answering. I have the systems set up to backup to an external hard drive currently, so this is just a little more insurance. This CryptoLocker thing has me concerned that something like it could render my backup useless at the same time it encrypts my data files. For now I would be happy with just getting copies of the files to the networked drive, although a full featured backup solution would be ideal.

I am trying just copying the data directories over but it is remarkably slow, 740KBps.
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Originally Posted by bfromcolo View Post

Hi thanks for answering. I have the systems set up to backup to an external hard drive currently, so this is just a little more insurance. This CryptoLocker thing has me concerned that something like it could render my backup useless at the same time it encrypts my data files. For now I would be happy with just getting copies of the files to the networked drive, although a full featured backup solution would be ideal.

I am trying just copying the data directories over but it is remarkably slow, 740KBps.

The easiest thing I've ever used for that would be SyncBackFree. If you a comfortable with cmd line style scripting then robocoy and the task scheduler can do it as well. There is also Belvedere with a few more options than SyncBackFree like automated file sorting.

http://lifehacker.com/341950/belvedere-automates-your-self+cleaning-pc
http://www.2brightsparks.com/download-syncbackfree.html

Just for kicks there are rsync applications there is a list on Wikipedia that shows Windows ports with additional features.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rsync


Though with that said Windows should be allowing you to save to the share. If you want to troubleshoot that I might be able point you in the right direction . It most likely is the permissions on the share that you need to change on the Linux machine. It could also be how you are using the backup and restore setup on the Windows Machines.
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Originally Posted by Kylepdalton View Post

The easiest thing I've ever used for that would be SyncBackFree. If you a comfortable with cmd line style scripting then robocoy and the task scheduler can do it as well. There is also Belvedere with a few more options than SyncBackFree like automated file sorting.

http://lifehacker.com/341950/belvedere-automates-your-self+cleaning-pc
http://www.2brightsparks.com/download-syncbackfree.html

Just for kicks there are rsync applications there is a list on Wikipedia that shows Windows ports with additional features.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rsync


Though with that said Windows should be allowing you to save to the share. If you want to troubleshoot that I might be able point you in the right direction . It most likely is the permissions on the share that you need to change on the Linux machine. It could also be how you are using the backup and restore setup on the Windows Machines.

Thanks I will mess with SyncBackFree and see how it goes.

RE Windows backup not saving to the share, this appears to be a feature removed from all but the Professional and Ultimate versions of Backup. The share does not even appear on the list of backup choices.

Thanks, rep
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Originally Posted by bfromcolo View Post

RE Windows backup not saving to the share, this appears to be a feature removed from all but the Professional and Ultimate versions of Backup. The share does not even appear on the list of backup choices.

I did not know that. I've always had Pro or Enterprise. Vista home could do it as well. SyncBackFree should have you covered.
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