I think there have been reports here of problems both with using
rdiff-backup via samba (smb) and, independently, to a Windows
destination. By contrast, backup from Windows to Linux via ssh is well
tested and reliable - except perhaps (others may know better) when
restoring Windows ACLs.
You might like to look at my TimeDicer project
http://www.timedicer.co.uk, this uses rdiff-backup and is designed for
local network data backup from Windows with an option for secondary
offsite backup. It uses a special-purpose server based on Ubuntu and
communication is by ssh. (For offsite backup of the server it uses rsync
with ssh and --link-dest.) For file recovery it includes rdiffWeb.
> Hi all,
> I've just started experimenting with rdiff-backup and have it working
> fine in the following way.
> local backup
> rdiff-backup c:\source c:\dest
> network backup using mapped network drive on windows 7 to our
> networked backup server.
> rdiff-backup c:\source z:\dest
> The network computer is microcore linux, running samba shares for our
> I'm wondering if there is advantages in sending the rdiff backup from
> windows to the linux server via ssh ?
> I had hopped that I would find information about this at this page.
> http://wiki.rdiff-backup.org/wiki/index.php/BackupFromWindowsToLinux >
> But the page is deleted, Can anyone perhaps refer me to a page that
> explains the advantages if any and how to set this up ?