I would like to backup my dad's home computer to a remote server. Challenges:
- His machine runs Windows XP
- I would like to backup his whole drive (40GB)
- His upload bandwidth is not spectacular (384kbps)
My current plan is to install cygwin on his box, and configure rsnapshot on my remote server to access his machine on a daily basis and download updated files. I prefer this route because other Windows-based backup services make me nervous as I never know when they are not going to run.
With that said, I am not sure that cygwin/rsnapshot is the best way to approach this. Is there a better configuration I could use to accomplish remote backups in this case?