I have been using backuppc backup software and really like it, but due to it's use of hard links (and possible other issues?) it will only run under linux and will not work with certain file systems, NAS or RAID technologies such as FlexRaid or anything Windows.
Anyone know of a backup software that works similar to this- they KEY points are that it does not require an agent to back up windows pc's. It uses the SMB IPC share (C$). Also, it supports data de-duplication and even file compression to save space on the backup server.
Bacula supports data de-dup and sort-of supports smb backups without an agent, but I have been finding bacula VERY complicated to setup.
Amanda looks like it does not support data de-dup and not sure about smb?
Anything similar out there?