In this post I walk through the nuances of running the Linux version of Druvaa inSync client as well as server.
The Linux release is finally here and is aimed at most Linux platforms that use the Debian or Redhat package managers. We provide generic .deb and .rpm packages. This, being the first release for Linux, should be considered beta. The packages we release should work on most Linux distributions that came out in the last 2-2.5 years. A 64-bit port of the server as well as the client for both Linux and Windows is already in the pipeline.
So far, Linux has been lacking a good backup mechanism. Especially one aimed at client desktop machines. Many shops are now multi-platform with Windows, Mac and Linux desktops as well as laptops. Most backup systems are either too complicated to use or don’t provide multi-platform support. With support for Linux, we hope to help organizations make the transition to an enterprise-class backup mechanism that works for Windows as well as Linux.
The Linux client works exactly as the Windows counterpart. So I suggest, please [watch the installation demo] first. This post will discuss only the parts of the configuration/management process different from the windows counterpart.
So let’s look at the server first. I ‘m using a Ubuntu 8.10 box.
Install inSync Linux Server
root@snowflake:i386# dpkg -i druvaa-insync-server-ver-2.2.1-beta2.deb Selecting previously deselected package druvaa-insync-server (Reading database … 160747 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking druvaa-insync-server (from druvaa-insync-server-ver-2.2.1-beta2.deb) … Setting up druvaa-insync-server (2.2.1-1079) … Starting Druvaa inSync Server: Daemonizing …
Run and Configure inSync
This will open the server configuration GUI just like windows: