An Introduction to BackupPC


A Linux/Unix solution for cross platform Disk to Disk backups.

BackupPC ( 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.

Topics Include:

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.

Speaker: Ski Kacoroski

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