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backing up a Windoz system.

On Sun, 18 Jul 2004 14:41:54 -0400
David Kramer <david at> wrote:

> If I were in your shoes, I would install a free ssh on it, like putty,
> and use scp to do it.  I also see that there are Windows versions of
> unison and rsync

> In my experience, Windows "Just Does That" after a few years; not sure
> why. But in addition to viruses, you should also install anti-spyware
> on it, like ad-aware.  Maybe there are spybots running on it.  Norton
> won't catch them because they're not viruses.
I've got spybot installed. I have not retried disk dr. yet, but that did
find a few things. 

> Have you tried memtest86?
No, but I did a dosfsck from Dynebolic. 

I am also looking into bacula. Bacula seems to be a more professional
backup system more on the line of Legato and other server-client backup
systems. The main thing is for me to be able to do a backup early in the
morning while the systems are otherwise idle. (Bacula uses either MySQL
or Postgresql, both of which I have installed. I also have had bot
WinSCP and Putty installed on my wife's system for years, but neither
fit the automatic category. I also had installed Cygwin on here system a
couple of years ago. 

Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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