What is dietpi community suggestion to optimal ethernet backup Windows 10 to one of DietPi software server? What Windows 10 and DietPi app are the favorites for You?
I just use robocopy to backup important files to an external HDD, but of course you can also backup to a SMB share, which you set up with dietpi.
For windows system files, I use the windows internal backup and restore function. I also think this could be also done to a SMB share, but I never tried it. I have an extra HDD in my machine just for backups.
Personally I’m using an older Acronis 2019 to backup all my Windows systems to a CIFS share.
I started using duplicati a while back, set it to backup to a network share and just let it go
there are quite many tools available who could backup a Windows box. Important is if they can store data on a NFS or CIFS share.
Thanks for comments.
Could I backup Windows system partition NTFS or whole system disk from Linux USB-live like Debian MX LInux or even from DietPi from network with Duplicati?
I used MiniTool Shadow Maker Free, but it’s only for Windows and when I want to backup system partition I have too boot from special boot usb, which not every time boot on every computer. For optimal use I must have separately usb pen for every desktop.
You like to boot into a Linux Live system to backup your Windows box? There should be anough tools available on market where this is not needed.
dietpi-backup is not designed for such operation. Main aim is to backup an entire DietPi system only. By default all external drives are excluded.
Clonezilla is a (probably too) mighty backup tool which can run as live system from a pen drive or as backup server on a dedicated Linux box to manage backups on the whole network.
“By default all external drives are excluded.” Even when I move DietPi user folder to external drive?
Yes. If you need to backup externa drives as well, you would need to include the mount point into the backup list