Back Up Linux And Windows Systems With BackupPC - Page 6

8 Add The Windows System notebook As A Backup Client

To make backups of Windows systems using smb, we must share the folder that we want to back up. In this case I want to backup the whole C: drive, so I right-click on it in the Windows Explorer and go to Sharing. As share name I specify C.

Next, on, I add a line for notebook to /etc/backuppc/hosts (I do this as root). In this case I use falko again as the user. If you use a different username than before, make sure you create it on the system and for the BackupPC web interface, as shown in chapter 5.

vi /etc/backuppc/hosts

falko-desktop   0       falko
notebook    0       falko
#localhost   0       backuppc

Then create the file /etc/backuppc/ and add all options that are different from the ones in /etc/backuppc/ In this case we add $Conf{XferMethod} = 'smb';. Our share name is C, so we put $Conf{SmbShareName} = 'C'; into it as well as the username and password for the Windows share:

vi /etc/backuppc/

$Conf{SmbShareName} = 'C';
$Conf{SmbShareUserName} = 'username';
$Conf{SmbSharePasswd} = 'password';
$Conf{XferMethod} = 'smb';

Then restart BackupPC:

/etc/init.d/backuppc restart

Then reload the BackupPC web interface again. You should now find notebook in the list of clients:

You can start the first backup of notebook manually or wait until BackupPC starts it:

That's it already for Windows clients.

Happy backupping! ;-)


Falko Timme

About Falko Timme

Falko Timme is an experienced Linux administrator and founder of Timme Hosting, a leading nginx business hosting company in Germany. He is one of the most active authors on HowtoForge since 2005 and one of the core developers of ISPConfig since 2000. He has also contributed to the O'Reilly book "Linux System Administration".

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