With rsync, establish synchronization between your laptop and any Unix or Linux desktop where you have a home directory. This gives you the same amount of functionality as described in the Windows solution earlier. Using one of these utilities, you can backup laptops and other remote users. All you need is a central place for everyone to synchronize to.
Online resources from SearchStorage.com: "Mobile computers: Regular backups prevent disaster," by Linda Christie.
This article originally appeared in Storage magazine.
About the author
W. Curtis Preston is the president of The Storage Group. He is the author of Unix Backup and Recovery and Using SANs and NAS.