Backup procedure question / theory

Nick Withers nick at
Thu Mar 1 12:06:32 UTC 2007

On Thu, 01 Mar 2007 11:46:07 +0000
Dave Carrera <dave at> wrote:

> HI All,
> I need to automatically once a day backup some files on my Win 2003 
> serve to my remote FreeBSD box running v6.
> What i need specifically is to compress the win files as small as
> they can be then either set my FreeBSD box to go a get the file or
> tell win to send it to my FreeBSD box.
> The stumbling block here is me, i have absolutely no idea what i
> need to do on each box to achieve this, having never done it before.

Not necessarily what you're after (may be a little excessive for your
tastes), but I'd recommend Bacula (

Failing that, perhaps a script to zip the files on the Win box then
copy it to a Samba share on the FreeBSD box? Or mount a Windows
share containing the files to be backed up on the FreeBSD box and
bzip2 / gzip them to a file on the FreeBSD machine. A little off-topic
here, perhaps...

> So i ask if any kind persons on the list can advise or even help me
> with this.
> Many kind regards
> Dave
Nick Withers
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