[Box Backup] Windows backups

Ben Summers boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Sun, 5 Dec 2004 13:42:11 +0000

On 3 Dec 2004, at 19:05, Adrian wrote:

> Just thinking out loud...
> If you had a bootable CD with linux on it (like Knoppix) and boxbackup,
> you could boot to that once in a while to do a "full backup".  Set up
> correctly this could be totally automatic.

It might be easier, as Martin suggested, to use something like Mondo 
for the "system" backup, as it will create a nice bootable CD with all 
your data on it.

> Then use the Win32 boxbackup to do "user data" full time.  If you do a
> significant system change (ex. install a new app), you can reboot with 
> the
> CD and refresh your "full backup".
> In the event of a big crash, you would fix whatever is broken.  Insert 
> the
> bootable CD and do a restore of the "full backup".  Reboot to you 
> restored
> system, and then restore the "user data".
> Two accounts would be needed to avoid having bbstored delete the files
> that are not common (or a program change to allow different backup
> configurations under the same account).

This is an important point. Two client configurations require two 
accounts on the server,

>  It would also be nice if bbackupd
> had a single pass mode, where it quit after completing its work.
> Something like snapshot mode, but with a signal that it is done.

Yes, others have made similar comments. It's on the list.