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Scenario

There are a number of PC's in the household but they are rarely backed up to an independent drive because it is a PITA, and we are busy, and we forget.

Sooner or later it is going to catch up with us.

Objective

Create a single place to backup on the LAN which is always there for automatic backups.

Prerequisites

Gargoyle router with spare USB port

Hopefully your router has a spare USB port.

If not then check out the Router hardware guide for a suitable router.

USB Hard disk drive

Small portable USB hard drives (or a large USB Flash drive) are readily available.

Format the USB drive with a single large partition.

Create a backup directory and a subdirectory for each pc to be backed up:

  • backup
    • pc1
    • pc2
    • pc3

Backup Hard Drive

The USB hard drive should be plugged into the Router's USB port.

Gargoyle - System - USB Storage
Shared Disks
☐ Allow Access to FTP From WAN
CIFS Workgroup: WORKGROUP
Disk:
Subdirectory:
Share Name:
Settings Apply to:
Share Type(s):
CIFS/FTP Anonymous Access:
/dev/sda1
/backup/
backup
Only This Specific Drive
☑CIFS ☑FTP ☐NFS
Read\Write

Configure Backups

Ubuntu

System Settings - System - Backups
Storage Location
Storage location FTP
Server 192.168.1.1
Port
Folder /backup/pc1
☐ Username anonymous

Windows

FIXME Can anybody remember how to do it in Windows?

scenario-backup.1430117023.txt.gz · Last modified: 2015/04/27 06:43 by nworbnhoj
 
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