Microsoft XP Backup Feature



jerry C
07-10-2005, 12:29 AM
I reciently took over an account that is using a RedHat/Linex server with it
windows Lan. I am not real happly and plan to change it out to a 2003 Std
edition server. For now, and until I have the time to make the switch, I
need to backup the files. I have mapped files on the Linux server (samba)
to a XP Pro Desktop. I can see the files fine and can copy/paste files,
add/delete, etc. The problem is I purchased 3 external hard drives for to
use for alternating backup. I am not able to backup files from Linux system
to XP Pro external Hard Drive, using Microsoft Backup. I can see the folders
inside Microsoft Backup, but cannot access the files. I know this is
probably a sore subject, but I need help.

Advise
Jerry C

CS
07-10-2005, 12:29 AM
On Sun, 15 May 2005 11:47:20 -0700, "jerry C"
<jerryC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I reciently took over an account that is using a RedHat/Linex server with it
>windows Lan. I am not real happly and plan to change it out to a 2003 Std
>edition server. For now, and until I have the time to make the switch, I
>need to backup the files. I have mapped files on the Linux server (samba)
>to a XP Pro Desktop. I can see the files fine and can copy/paste files,
>add/delete, etc. The problem is I purchased 3 external hard drives for to
>use for alternating backup. I am not able to backup files from Linux system
>to XP Pro external Hard Drive, using Microsoft Backup. I can see the folders
>inside Microsoft Backup, but cannot access the files. I know this is
>probably a sore subject, but I need help.
>
>Advise
>Jerry C

Use another backup program: one that can "see" Linux partitions and
copy them to an external hard drive. An excellent package for doing
this is Acronis True Image 8.0. I currently backup my Linux partition
along with my XP partitions to an external USB 2.0 hard drive. Works
very well.

Go here to take a look at True Image:

www.acronis.com

A less expensive program for making a backup image of your Linux and
XP Pro is "Image for Windows". Go here:

www.terabyteunlimited.com

Good luck.

NoStop
07-10-2005, 12:29 AM
jerry C wrote:

> I reciently took over an account that is using a RedHat/Linex server with
> it
> windows Lan. I am not real happly and plan to change it out to a 2003 Std
> edition server. For now, and until I have the time to make the switch, I
> need to backup the files. I have mapped files on the Linux server
> (samba)
> to a XP Pro Desktop. I can see the files fine and can copy/paste files,
> add/delete, etc. The problem is I purchased 3 external hard drives for
> to
> use for alternating backup. I am not able to backup files from Linux
> system
> to XP Pro external Hard Drive, using Microsoft Backup. I can see the
> folders
> inside Microsoft Backup, but cannot access the files. I know this is
> probably a sore subject, but I need help.
>
> Advise
> Jerry C

Don't know what you mean by "took over an account"? But in any case, why
don't you just attach an external USB hd to the Linux box and back it up
from Linux directly with the tools that already come with Linux to do that?
Why you'd want to rely on Microsoft Backup to do it over a SMB share is
beyond me? I'm not even going to get into why you'd even consider
exchanging the security offered with Redhat's server compared to XP 2003,
but that sure looks like a foolish move.

Is this a web server you're talking about? Someone suggested True Image, but
that would require you to take down the server to backup the system, unless
you had the Linux server version of True Image.

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Microsoft XP Backup Feature