I need to back up a (virtual) Ubuntu server. The backup media (an external USB disk) is mounted on the Windows (Hyper-V Server) host. The Windows servers on the same host can simply back up using Windows Backup over SMB.
How should I go about backing up the Linux box, given that it'll end up on an NTFS-formatted disk?
I'm not so sure that Samba will work -- it won't preserve symlinks, devnodes, permissions, etc. Similarly, it's not going to preserve filename cases and other odd characters.
I'd like it to be full-fidelity, so that I can use it for disaster-recovery...