BackupPC is a completely disk-based backup and restoration system. It presents a quantity
of benefits, a few of which can be found solely with BackupPC:
Assist for any consumer OS
Through the use of normal instruments that both include the bottom distribution or might be simply added to the system, it’s attainable to help a variety of purchasers. As well as, there isn’t a want to put in any consumer software program past normal system
utilities (tar, ssh, rsync). Including new consumer working methods turns into straightforward,
particularly if the consumer is a Unix derivation akin to Mac OS X.
Person management of and entry to backups by way of internet interface
Each main OS has an online browser, so utilizing an online interface is one other solution to
pace the method of supporting new working methods. The online interface
ought to be designed to provide as a lot management to the consumer as attainable and do it
securely. A consumer ought to be capable to request a restore with out having to search out the
backup operator, and simply browse and restore particular person recordsdata. Nonetheless, the
consumer shouldn’t be in a position to see one other consumer’s machine.
Assist for DHCP and disconnected purchasers
Once more, through the use of normal utilities, BackupPC helps DHCP purchasers so long as
the consumer is registered with a reputation service akin to DNS, Energetic Listing, or
LDAP. The issue of hosts that roam from the community ought to be dealt with by
testing for the consumer on the community and never elevating an error till a set quantity
of time has handed.