[olug] Backing up Linux through NAT

Lou Duchez lou at paprikash.com
Fri Dec 2 21:52:17 UTC 2011

rsync has a couple implementations on Windows, such as DeltaCopy.  I 
contend rsync is the way to go here.

If you're using rsync, you can also do that nifty "cp -al" trick so that 
you can keep multiple snapshots of the data, re-linking the same inode 
over and over if a file hasn't changed.  I'll go into more detail if you 
like ...

> It sounds like the Linux box uses the WinXP box for access to the 10
> network (i.e. the WinXP box 'hides' the Linux box from the 10 network)?
> If so, you'll need to have the Linux box initiatiate the connection to the
> "Server(A)" (i.e. map a drive).
> Or did I miss the point of your question?
> On Fri, Dec 2, 2011 at 14:57, David Cannon<medaveduh at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> We have a backup server(A) (a server 2003 box) on the 10 network.  We have
>> a stripped down Linux server(C) that is on the 192 network, NATed through
>> an XP machine(B) and we would like to back up a folder on the Linux
>> server(C) using the backup server(A).  Is it possible to map a drive or
>> share a folder from the linux server(C) to the XP machine(B) so it can be
>> backed up on server(A)?
>> Any info or ideas on this would be helpful.
>> Thanks,
>> David
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