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I would like to backup my small home LAN computers (5 of them) using my ubuntu server (but I can change distro if needed). I've read about backuppc but I don't understand if I can fully backup a pc while it is working and obtain the same working pc if, e.g., my hd dies a few days later. When I try the backup of the whole pc entering admin user and pass in backuppc I get errors (probably because files are in use).

Thanks a lot!

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What service in Ubuntu work? – alvosu Feb 9 '11 at 10:32
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Consider using Bacula. Its Windows agent can use Volume Shadow Copy Service. You can read more here

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