Backing up a winbox to Linux

My linux boxes (both physical and virtual) are backed up by a series of scripts that do level zero dumps once every four weeks and incrementals on other days using xfsdump, dump, tar and a couple of special steps for databases. A bit “old-school”, but it’s a robust system that allows for easy disaster recovery. The fly in the ointment is a couple of Windows laptops. :grinning: I see that Win10 has a cut-down version of tar, but it doesn’t have the date selection feature of GNUtar which is essential for incrementals.

Anyone got any ideas for integrating Windows backups?

Their solution seems to only back up the logged on user files that Uncle Bill thinks you should back up or else lay out £££ for a closed proprietary system.

What I would like to be able to do is ssh into the Winbox and trigger an administrator-level backup back over the net to my server.

Maybe you could leverage/wrangle Cobian Backup (it’s free) to do it?

Thanks. I’ve had a quick look, but can’t find any documentation, so I’ve joined the forum and put in a request.