On Saturday 31 July 2010 18:03:25 Shamit Verma wrote:
policies (which wasn't my point), most users are
lazy (including me). But with linux you are not burdened due to
this. There are ample automated backup solutions, with the
simplest being a cron and cp.
And how is that different from schtasks and copy?
As a user you get that (and plenty more) at zero cost.
As a provider I get that (and plenty more) at zero cost. So I earn
more after charging less.
All modern OS
have adequate tools for off-site backups (E.g. Volume Shadow Copy +
Volume Shadow Copy does a disk copy, which means it is susceptible to
a FS change and only limited compatability exists between ntfs
versions AND between os versions. Also incremental restore is
available only in the high priced versions of the os.
DFS too afaik is available only in the "enterprise" edition, which is
an acronym for per cpu / per user loot.
And with Cygwin, almost all GNU tools run on windows
An already overburdened OS now requires yet another layer of somebody
else's stuff. Better option: chuck the crap and use GNU tools
I use Veritas Netbackup and most backup vendors have tools for
How much does it cost?.