[Dirvish] Hardbackup for Windows

Eric V. Smith eric at trueblade.com
Thu Nov 22 11:07:23 UTC 2012


Sounds great. Good luck!

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Eric.

On Nov 22, 2012, at 5:36 AM, Satria Anamarta <anam.satria67 at gmail.com> wrote:

> No worries, I manage to find out how to setup a ssh trust between the windows machine with FreeBSD machine succesfully :)
> Tried rsync a file sucessfully.
> I'm going to setup tb-rsync-vss tommorow and report the result here.
> 
> Thanks! :-)
> 
> On Thu, Nov 22, 2012 at 3:44 PM, Satria Anamarta <anam.satria67 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Eric,
>> I decide to try tb-rsync-vss.
>> 
>> I download and install cygwin (make sure openssh and rsync installed) and tb-rsync-vss 32 bit.
>> So far so good :-) Before configure tb-rsync-vss I believe I should configure rsync and ssh to sucessfully communicate between the Win7 and FreeBSD machine. Where should I start ? How to make them communicate before configure tb-rsync-vss ?
>> 
>> This link seems not applicable for this case:
>> http://www.dirvish.org/StevesWindowsGuide/Windows_Dirvish_Guide.html
>> 
>> Any link or clue for me to start will be very appreciated.
>> 
>> Thanks :-)
>> 
>> Best regards,
>> Anam.
>> 
>> 
>> On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 9:27 PM, Eric V. Smith <eric at trueblade.com> wrote:
>>> It might be possible, but I've never tried it. Personally, I would reinstall all of the software from original media, then copy over the data files. 
>>> 
>>> --
>>> Eric.
>>> 
>>> On Nov 21, 2012, at 9:04 AM, Satria Anamarta <anam.satria67 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Hi Eric,
>>>> I've read about tb-rsync-vss just now.
>>>> 
>>>> From what I'm understand: to do a bare metal restore on Win7, could I say that it's enough by install a fresh Win7 and then restore the latest dirvish backup that created before using tb-rsync-vss ?
>>>> 
>>>> Thanks :-)
>>>> 
>>>> On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 8:44 PM, Satria Anamarta <anam.satria67 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 7:07 PM, Eric V. Smith <eric at trueblade.com> wrote:
>>>>>> On 11/21/2012 02:24 AM, Satria Anamarta wrote:
>>>>>> > Hello,
>>>>>> > Greeting from new member and a super newbie of Dirvish :-)
>>>>>> Welcome!
>>>>> 
>>>>> Thanks, Eric :-)
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> > I would like to setup a Windows 7 as a client, so I download and install
>>>>>> > HardBackup from Itefix. As this step I'm confuse. Where should I start?
>>>>>> > Should I configure master.conf on this Windows 7 machine or not since
>>>>>> > the master.conf already configured in the FreeBSD (server) machine? Is
>>>>>> > HardBackup assume this Windows machine will act as a server? Should I
>>>>>> > install SSH server in this Windows 7 machine for it to backup
>>>>>> > automatically without asking for password?
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> I've never heard of HardBackup, so I can't help there. Taking a quick
>>>>>> look at it, it doesn't seem to address the problem of backing up open
>>>>>> files on Windows.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Here's my story on using dirvish on Windows:
>>>>>> http://trueblade.com/techblog/backing-up-windows-computers-with-dirvish
>>>>> 
>>>>> Hey, I visited this url few days ago!
>>>>> And now I'm email with the author, great! 
>>>>>  
>>>>>> I wrote a Windows executable (tb-rsync-vss) to deal with the Windows
>>>>>> Volume Snapshot Service (VSS). See the above blog post for the history
>>>>>> behind it. It's in use daily on a number of machines, including Windows
>>>>>> instances in Amazon's EC2 cloud.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> For details on how it works and how to configure it, see the bitbucket page:
>>>>>> https://bitbucket.org/ericvsmith/tb-rsync-vss
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> It's all open source (Apache License 2.0).
>>>>> 
>>>>> Ok, I'm going to visit it and hope it can suit for my situation... and most important: it's not to hard to configure :-D
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> > Sorry for my poor english, I hope somebody here understand what I'm
>>>>>> > trying to say :D
>>>>>  
>>>>>> Not a problem at all: you're very clear. And your English is better than
>>>>>> my <anything else>!
>>>>> 
>>>>> Well, it is entertaining :-D
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Good luck.
>>>>>> Eric.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Thanks a lot, Eric!
>>>> 
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