An Introduction to BackupPC
A Linux/Unix solution for cross platform Disk to Disk backups.
BackupPC (http://backuppc.sourceforge.net) is a free, enterprise-grade backup software suite with a web-based frontend for backing up Linux, Unix, Windows, and Mac OSX computers.
No client is necessary, as the server is itself a client for several protocols that are handled by other services native to the client OS. BackupPC is highly configurable and easy to install and maintain.
Background, history, strengths, weaknesses of BackupPC
Home, Small Business, and Enterprise Scenarios
Scaling to several thousand machines
Performance and Troubleshooting Tips
Who should attend: System administrators who are interested in Disk to Disk backups for their servers or workstations: no prior experience with BackupPC is required, but a basic knowledge of Unix shell commands is helpful.
Take back to work: The strengths and weaknesses of BackupPC, capacity planning, configuration for various client machines, and how to design a BackupPC installation that will scale from a few up to several thousand machines.