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    Open Source Backup Help

    Hope I put this in the right sub forum?

    Anyway does anyone know of some good open source backup software that will backup windows 2008r2, exchange 2010, sql08 and possible some vmware vm's.

    Preferably it needs to do to differential or some method of deduplication and it will be backing up to a nas.


    Background info:

    We currently use windows backup using a script however we have found it to be a little slow and it eats up lots of space.
    Our nas has around 8tb of space and a 1gb connection

    Unfortunately our budget has been cut this year and we have no money for software or hardware (going to be a very tough year) hence the need for no cost software.

    Cheers

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    Backula and Amamanda are the biggies but I have no experience to offer.

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    VMWare - GhettoVCB
    Shares on Windows - Robocopy
    SQL - ours is backed up using scripts which stop the service at night and copy the databases over with robocopy - default SIMS implementation?
    Exchange - don't use it so not sure.

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    Ah cool never hear of some of them, does anyone know if they do differential copy?

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    Shares on Windows you can't beat BackupPC for free. Also with SQL maintenance plans and then use Backup PC to dump. Exchange use the in built Windows Server Backup.

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    Robocopy will do a differential copy, only copying files that have changed, if you require. It's pretty quick because of this. GhettoVCB can be set, it doesn't do differential (like snapshots) but it can create as many backup images as you want, it then overwrites the earlier ones.

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    Robocopy is good, free but not open source. Unless you mean free rather than open source?

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    Another vote for BackupPC for file shares. It works by hardlinks so you can have as many backups as you like and it will only use the same disk space as a full backup + any changes.

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    Going to take a look at all of these as need to get something in place, how easy is robocopy and rsync to use?

    Just looked at backup pc looks really good am going to try this too.
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    We use Rsync to backup all of our Windows Shares and All of our Linux Servers.

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    If you use Ubuntu for Backup PC its simply a case of apt-get install backuppc and the add a server setup what shares to backup. It comes pre-configured with a schedule for backups (incremental sat-thurs with Friday Full Backup.

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