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I have a couple servers for which I use the inbuilt backup tools to make OS backups, is there software that can automate the process and make similar format backups. Are there any freeware tools available, paid software will do too.

Edit:I have a couple of CentOS and Windows Server 2008 R2 servers

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@Rajat I have added the info to the post, and I would like a solution that could cover both operating systems please. – rzlines Oct 7 '10 at 18:38
For CentOS you use mondorescue or revisor for win 2k8 R2 there is paid one from symantec – Rajat Oct 7 '10 at 19:01
isn't there a solution that is platform independent? – rzlines Oct 7 '10 at 19:08
1 work with all most all the distro linux for revisor i have use for Fedora only – Rajat Oct 7 '10 at 19:27

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Bacula is available for all unix-likes and Windows, and can backup in OS-native format as well as in a compatible format (tossing e.g. NTFS ACL etc.). It works great, handles also tape libraries, but is a bit tricky to configure.

Documentation link You have to read this, because you have to understand and test your backups.

Bacula answers on serverfault

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any configuration guides available? – rzlines Oct 7 '10 at 19:29
don't know any besides bacula's own documentation – knitti Oct 7 '10 at 19:35

Look into Acronis software. They have a ton of software suites that you can use for this purpose.

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