Ubuntu server: how can i use it to make an automatically backup from Windows computer to the hard disk of Ubuntu computer " the server"

Asked by jalzit on 2012-06-21

Hey
Im using Ubuntu OS for the first time in my life so i find a multi-question to configure it as i need
I just installed Ubuntu Server 12.04 to administrate a wireless network which all others computer are using Windows Seven.
how can i use it to make an automatically backup from Windows computer to the hard disk of Ubuntu computer " the server"
Please also tell me if it could be " every can user can access only to his folder in the sharing hard disk " i mean if he haven't the password to access to anther folder .
Thank you very much for your answer .

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
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You can share the data you want to backup then schedule an rsync over the network.

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jalzit (jalzit) said :
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thank you for ur answer but can u explain more cuz am a beginner with Ubuntu , also the problem that i find that how can i force the users to save their work in specific folder.
also i need that every can access only to his folder in sharing disk at the server.
Can be all of that realized if the clients are using Windows seven

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#3

The users will only have write access to their home folder. Are you wanting to backup the windows system to the Ubuntu system so that if the Windows system goes down you can restore data?

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jalzit (jalzit) said :
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No i wanna just back up , some folder from the windows system which the user must always save his work for reason of security , i mean that "in case of" , i can have the work again in the hard disk of server and i don't need to repeat all the work from Zero.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#5

Share the folder, or a folder with lots of subfolders you want to backup and you can access them over the LAN using nautilus.

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