Idea behind my approach is that crypto virusses attack every network drive they can find, if we can keep the backup drive 'hidden' than the virus cannot get to it.
I have a small bash script that runs on a QNAP that mounts a C:\Users folder on a given Windows PC using a specific user/passwd. After a successful mount a RSYNC runs, 'backing' up the folder, after which the folder gets unmounted. Other than a specific user (hidden) on (every) Windows PC, there is nothing needed on the Windows PCs.
Currently my script is very basic (lots of hardcoded stuff) but I want to expand it so it can reach every PC on a small biz. network, grab what is needed and disconnect.
Am I re-inventing the wheel? Is there already something like this available on QNAP (or as a Linux shell script) ?
Any other way to not 'mount' a network drive in windows but still be able to backup PCs to QNAP/NAS?
Thank you for sharing your thoughts & ideas.