Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

How about a Free/Open/Net BSD client?

Recommended Posts

I know it's a pain to support more clients, but adding a BSD client

(especially OpenBSD for us) would be an enormous plus. I can't imagine

it would take much more than a source-code recompile to port the client

code as it already seems to support Linux and Solaris.


Adding a BSD client (even if completely unofficially supported) would be

a huge plus. We have a bunch of OpenBSD boxes running as firewalls and

FreeBSD web servers here and backing them up via retrospect is a nightmare.


Hell, if Dantz gives me the client source code (under NDA if necessary) I'll do

the port(s) myself. Even better would be a source code release for the clients.

What's the harm in that? I'd think it would be a net plus to have retrospect

support as many clients as possible.





Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

*signed* !


I agree, too bad to ignore BSD like that.. FreeBSD 4.x may still work under linux emulation, but it no longer works in FreeBSD 5..


If source is a problem, why not to release a binary port ? Others do that, like Adaptec with their RAID administration tool raidutil.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

If you have Samba, you can "back up" your Unix clients to a Windows or Samba share. April's SysAdmin magazine (http://www.samag.com/articles/2005/0504/) has an article describing the "smbbackup" utility, found at http://www.costwareinc.com/freesoftware/.


Yeah, it's not really backup by Retrospect, but it copies your important files to a share that can then be backed up by Retrospect (or any other client, FWIW).



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this