Ok, this may be my last disaster recovery and backup blog for a long time. As you can probably tell from the title this blog entry is all about keeping backup strategies as cheap as possible.
My strategy is to backup all of my Windows and Linux servers to one central Windows server that is running a Tivoli backup agent. All of my servers are hosted elsewhere, and since it costs $99.00 per server to backup I am getting the most for my money by only backing a single server to tape/SAN. However that single server carries all of the files that need to be remotely backed up to tape/SAN.
My earlier posts show how to backup the Windows servers:
Windows backup bat script using xcopy
Also, how to backup the Windows Domain Controller:
Backup Windows Domain Controller using NTBACKUP via cmd
And I also showed how to backup a Linux server to a local file:
Linux backup using CRON to local directory
Now I will show how I moved the files backed up on the Linux servers to the Windows server prior to tape/SAN backup. I have decided to use Samba and mount a directory pointing to a shared folder on the Windows server. Lets begin: