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BackupPC Virtual Server
VMWare ESXi 5.1
1 disk of 4Gb for OS Configuration
One 500 GB disk for backups
is a high-performance, enterprise-grade system for backing up Linux and WinXX PCs and laptops to a server's disk. BackupPC is highly configurable and easy to install and maintain.
Given the ever decreasing cost of disks and raid systems, it is now practical and cost effective to backup a large number of machines onto a server's local disk or network storage. This is what BackupPC does. For some sites, this might be the complete backup solution. For other sites, additional permanent archives could be created by periodically backing up the server to tape. A variety of Open Source systems are available for doing backup to tape.
BackupPC is written in Perl and extracts backup data via SMB using Samba, tar over ssh/rsh/nfs, or rsync. It is robust, reliable, well documented and freely available as Open Source on SourceForge.
A clever pooling scheme minimizes disk storage and disk I/O. Identical files across multiple backups of the same or different PCs are stored only once resulting in substantial savings in disk storage and disk I/O.
One example of disk use: 95 latops with each full backup averaging 3.6GB each, and each incremental averaging about 0.3GB. Storing three weekly full backups and six incremental backups per laptop is around 1200GB of raw data, but because of pooling and compression only 150GB is needed.
Optional compression support further reducing disk storage. Since only new files (not already pooled) need to be compressed, there is only a modest impact on CPU time.
No client-side software is needed. The standard smb protocol is used to extract backup data on WinXX clients. On linux clients, tar over ssh/rsh/nfs is used to backup the data. With version 2.0.0, rsync is also supported on any client that has rsync or rysncd.
A powerful web (http/cgi) user interface allows administrators to view log files, configuration, current status and allows users to initiate and cancel backups and browse and restore files from backups.
A full set of restore options is supported, including direct restore (via smbclient, tar, or rsync/rsyncd) or downloading a zip or tar file.
Supports mobile environments where laptops are only intermittently connected to the network and have dynamic IP addresses (DHCP).
Flexible configuration parameters allow multiple backups to be performed in parallel, specification of which shares to backup, which directories to backup or not backup, various schedules for full and incremental backups, schedules for email reminders to users and so on. Configuration parameters can be set system-wide or also on a per-PC basis.
Users are sent periodic email reminders if their PC has not recently been backed up. Email content, timing and policies are configurable.
Tested on Linux, Freenix and Solaris hosts, and Linux, Win95, Win98, Win2000 and WinXP clients.
Open Source and freely availble under GPL.
With this service, we deliver your server customized with: name, domain, initial users and mailboxes, that you tell us.
If you choose for any variety of support, our enterprise will give you:
Software upgrades when required
E-Mail attention without limits
If you choose yearly support:
We'll set automated backup to other computer of your enterprise or disk
One month free of charge
If you choose for
, you plus:
10 hours of On Site attention if you need, by month (not acumulable)
If you already have a support contract with us, the above values will not add to those you pay now. We simply will negotiate with you an adjustment of the support contract to take in care this new service.
Yes (+USD 20.00)
Plus by year (+USD 1,200.00)
Plus by month (+USD 110.00)
Basic by year (+USD 220.00)
Basic by month (+USD 20.00)
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This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 09 May, 2009.
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