open source backup server?

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Can anybody tell me an good open source backup server? Because I am looking to start backing up my mail server and billing server soon and I need to find an good open source backup server.
 

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Linux based samba server? It depends on how you're doing backups, but a backup server is just a storage server with some sort of interface.
 

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yes its going to be linux server and what you mean "it depends on how your doing backups"?

How are you moving the files? You can do Rsync as others have mentioned, filesystem snapshots/dumps, timemachine, windows backup, etc...
Having a samba mount may or may not simplify things depending on how which method.
 

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Ok, are your mail and billing servers also linux? If so then you can just do/make a script to do
scp fileToBackup.file account@backupserver:/filesystem/location/for/backups
and voila, backups are done.
 
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now on some of these programs would an old p4 with 1gb of memory be good enough for system setup for backup?
 

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It should work fine, but don't expect great speed out of it, you're really going to be limited by IDE ports (or sata1 ports) and associated hard drives. A decent e-350 board might be worth investing in just for the sata3 ports (and thus faster disks).
 
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