1.    22 Aug 2017 #1
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    Server Backup....with a twist


    I am looking for a product I can install on my Server 2016 box at home that will backup two laptops and a tower....but store the backups on a NAS. Preferably free.

    I've been looking at Veeam and Vembu options, but it seems that they just get installed (fully) on each endpoint. If that's the best I can do, so be it. I was hoping to manage it from a console on the server, much like WHS used to do. I don't need scheduling or anything enterprise-like.
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  2.    22 Aug 2017 #2
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    A Finnish expat in Germany
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    Macrium CMC (Central Management Console) is my recommendation, con being that it requires a paid for Home or Workstation license for each machine. When set up on Server, it takes care of backups of all network / domain computers, using any location you prefer as image repository like for instance your NAS.

    No tutorials yet at Ten Forums but I wrote this introduction almost a year ago: First look: Macrium CMC - Central Management Console - Windows 10 Forums




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  3.    22 Aug 2017 #3
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    Veeam doesn't back up physical boxes at all, does it? I think it only connects at the hypervisor level.
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  4.    22 Aug 2017 #4
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    They have a new Veeam Agent for Windows that's free and does run on physical machines. I downloaded it, thinking it was console driven from a server, but it isn't. I'm not a fan of local SQL installs, just to run a backup, either.
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  5.    24 Aug 2017 #5

    Quote Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
    I am looking for a product I can install on my Server 2016 box at home that will backup two laptops and a tower....but store the backups on a NAS. Preferably free.

    I've been looking at Veeam and Vembu options, but it seems that they just get installed (fully) on each endpoint. If that's the best I can do, so be it. I was hoping to manage it from a console on the server, much like WHS used to do. I don't need scheduling or anything enterprise-like.

    Hi there
    you could set up in CRONTAB to run rsync at specific times with a parameter for the laptop you are backing up.

    If the laptop has shared files it's even easier as you can use rsync --and if your server has a GUI the GRSYNC interface is brilliant. (All 100% free),


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    I'm assuming your running a conventional type of Linux distro on your server and not some QNAP proprietary stuff as these methods might not work on your server in these cases.

    Cheers
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  6.    24 Aug 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    I'm assuming your running a conventional type of Linux distro on your server
    Nope...Windows Server 2016 Standard.
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