Its been a while since I recommended a useful free software tool. But this time I want to introduce a tool that I have been using for many years but recently have found very useful specifically when dealing with Rsync jobs in BackupAssist.
WINSCP is developed by Martin Prikryl of Putty fame. It is a simple utility that at first glance works in exactly the same way as an FTP client but with some very useful features that stand out. Continue reading
In Part 2 of ‘Build your own NAS’ I showed you how to set up an SSH server and use BackupAssist to rsync backups to the OpenMediaVault server. In this latest post I’ll show you how you can quickly get access to these backups using a windows SMB/CIFS share.
In Part 1 of ‘Build your own NAS’ I showed you how to create a folder share in OpenMediaVault we could use to store remote server backups. In this second part I’ll run through how to set up the SSH server and configure a user account to store the backups.
Following on from my last post where I mentioned this fantastically simple software for creating your own NAS (ideal for BackupAssist‘s Rsync feature), in this post I’m going to take things a step further and outline how to go about setting it up.
Before I start, I should warn you, this may be a rare issue that only effects a handful of customers – in particular those that use older NAS hardware. However, through diagnosing this issue I’ve learned much more about how the media usage report works with BackupAssist rsync jobs and thought it would be useful to share my findings.
For this week’s entry I want to bring to attention a tool I’ve been using for many years that I believe should form part of every System Administrator’s toolkit.
Putty is a simple but incredibly useful Telnet and SSH (Secure shell) terminal tool.