Backup To Windows Box

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Top Forums UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users Backup To Windows Box
# 1  
Old 08-28-2001
Backup To Windows Box


We have one server (RedHat 7.1) in our department that has websrvr and dB. We do not have a b/u device for this server.

I have been tasked with backing up one of our databases to a shared folder on a windows box. That box is backed up via Veritas NetBackup to our DLT jukebox (which I can't use because it doesn't support RedHat 7.1 -- as per Veritas).

Now, I can do this manually by tar + gzip the db, moving it to a samba share and then to the mapped folder. I don't want to do this though. (To much work...and I may forget).

How do I add a the windows folder as a device or a share of somekind to my departmental server? If I can do this, then I can set up a script in my cron tab to do all of this for me.

I would simply like to cpio or dump it over to this other machine.

Hopefully I've been clear enough on what my objective is.

Thanks in advance.


# 2  
Old 08-28-2001
I'm sure you probably already considered the option, but why not just mount a mapped drive from the Windows box, either with Samba or possibly NFS? It is possible to have a visible directory shown from the Win box, as a simple Samba share.

The script for such a task, even like how you're doing it now should really be quite simple from the way you describe it, unless I'm missing something. ?? Smilie
# 3  
Old 09-14-2001
If it were me....

I had the same situation.. except I had two Rhat servers and a bunch of windows servers. What I ended up doing was buying the Unix services for Windows. Ran about 100+ dollars. It allows you to mount an NFS mount from a windwos server allowing you to back it up like a network drive. Worked quite well until CAI came out with agents for Linux.

Hope this helps

::email removed::

Last edited by oombera; 02-20-2004 at 11:29 AM..
Login or Register to Ask a Question

Previous Thread | Next Thread

9 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. Red Hat

How to access redhat Linux box graphically from windows box?

Hi I have a linux box and need to access from windows graphically # uname -a Linux pc-l416116 2.6.18-155.el5 #1 SMP Fri Jun 19 17:06:47 EDT 2009 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux What components do I need to install on Linux and windows to do that? TIA (6 Replies)
Discussion started by: magnus29
6 Replies

2. Linux

rsync to backup windows file on a linux box

Hi, Do you know how to pass comand to rsync to backup a windows folder on a linux box? I want to copy c:\\folder from windows to /data/tmp on linux. I dont know how to pass the windows parameter to: rsync -avz\c:\\folder /data/tmp Thanks. Charles. (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: mosndup
3 Replies

3. Shell Programming and Scripting

ftp file starting with particular name on Windows box to Unix box using shell script

Hello all ! I'm trying to write a shell script (bash) to ftp a file starting with particular name like "Latest_" that is present on a Windows box to UNIX server. Basically I want to set this script in the cron so that daily the new build that is posted on the Windows box can be downloaded to the... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: vijayb4u83
2 Replies

4. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

I need an scp command from a unix box to a windows box.

scp file="myfile.txt" todir="user@somehost:(M:drive:/somepath/)"/ Not sure I need it to go to a specific drive on the windows box (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: xgringo
1 Replies

5. Shell Programming and Scripting

Moving files from Unix box to a windows box

Hi All, I need a little help .I want to transfer a file from unix box to a windows box,but the problem i'm facing is that in windows box FTP is not enabled and currently it is nearly impssible to change setting on windows box,i can not use the ftp method ,in my shell script to transfer the file.... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: Preet
2 Replies

6. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Running UNIX commands remotely in Windows box from Unix box avoid entering password

I am able to run the UNIX commands in a Windows box from a UNIX box through "SSH" functionality. But whenever the SSH connection is established between UNIX and Windows, password for windows box is being asked. Is there a way to avoid asking password whenever the SSH connection is made? Can I... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: D.kalpana
1 Replies

7. Shell Programming and Scripting

FTPing from unix box to windows box.

Hi All, I need to know if it is possible ftping files from unix box to windows box . if yes , how ?. Is there any pre-requisits. Please tell me the steps, this is very urgent. Thnx Aru (8 Replies)
Discussion started by: aarora_98
8 Replies

8. Shell Programming and Scripting

Script to Reboot a linux box from a windows box

HI All, I need a script to reboot a linux box from a windows box. The script needs to run automatically whenever a sitescope alerts with an error message. Have searched for this in the forums, but could not get something relative. Pls. let me know the various alternatives we have to do... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: Crazy_murli
2 Replies

9. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users

VPN client (windows Box),and Server (Unix Box)

If I want to access unix box via VPN tunnel,from windows box. What sould I configure on the windows client PC, and what should I enable on the Unix Server box ? I am using Solaris V10 intel platform, and I am using windows XP, and 2003 for client (0 Replies)
Discussion started by: zillah
0 Replies
Login or Register to Ask a Question