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I've mapped each of our windows machines to a different folder on it, and installed software on the PC's to automatically backup to it everyday.
So far so good, but how do I back up my development server which is also plugged into the router? Its running Centos, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. It also has Webmin installed, but no GUI as I'm trying to treat it as a remote server.
Ideally I'd like to do a full backup once (preferably a disk image, so I can restore everything in one go if I screw up), then schedule daily incremental backups of changed files. I've done some reading but there is a confusing array of methods.
What's the easiest and most reliable approach for a Linux novice? Can anyone recommend a simple step by step tutorial?
So using Webmin's 'filesystem backup' command which uses dump and restore I can setup scheduled backups without loading Samba.
Ideally I would like to copy the OS too, but my understanding is this isn't possible because files are constantly being changed, is this correct?
As long as I can back up my data, its not a major problem as I can run Norton Ghost from a floppy to burn an image of the OS.