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Backup Target suggestion - NFS

Post by kgajda » Aug 13, 2019 7:35 pm

Hi

Why NFS? Because Windows didn't use NFS at all to sharing or access shared folder over network (but Windows Servers). So this will be ransomware proof, because virus/trojan will not be able to reach and encrypt backup.
NFS is supported by most of NAS devices (Synology, FreeNAS etc.)

PS: SMB (Samba) implementation on NAS devices is different animal, because most NAS devices are linux based and NFS usually outperforms Samba in I/O operations and low CPU usage.

Please consider to add this useful Backup Target :-)
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Re: Backup Target suggestion - NFS

Post by HannesK » Aug 14, 2019 5:05 am

Hello,
do you have a backup & replication server? Or are you talking about standalone agents?

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Re: Backup Target suggestion - NFS

Post by kgajda » Aug 14, 2019 10:02 am

I'm talking about standalone agents.

The backup & replication server solution is fine, but there are places that B&RS is overkill (for example: in small, remote locations with NAS + 4-10 PCs)
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Re: Backup Target suggestion - NFS

Post by danswartz » Aug 15, 2019 2:49 pm 1 person likes this post

B&R doesn't support backing up to NFS repos either (at least not last time I checked?) I would dearly love this, as I could use a solaris-ish NFS server with ZFS as the target.

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Re: Backup Target suggestion - NFS

Post by nitramd » Aug 15, 2019 8:00 pm

+1 for NFS capability in VAW.

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Re: Backup Target suggestion - NFS

Post by HannesK » Aug 19, 2019 7:18 am

Hello,
for VBR we plan that for V10 (that's why I asked).

For standalone agents we do not plan it at the moment. Please keep in mind that NFS does not protect against ransomware in any way. It's just an implementation effort on the ransomware side. If it makes sense to implement NFS support, then they will do it.

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Re: Backup Target suggestion - NFS

Post by kgajda » Aug 20, 2019 12:31 pm

But in windows environment there is very, very small chance that ransomware will use NFS :-)
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Re: Backup Target suggestion - NFS

Post by HannesK » Aug 20, 2019 2:33 pm

It's just an implementation effort on the ransomware side
not sure if you have ever seen a ransomware marketplace or had contact with the creators of the ransomware toolkits. They work similar like normal software vendors. If they get features requests for NFS, then they will implement it. Then the "customer" just has to select "NFS support" for his next ransomware and he is good to go.

If many people start using NFS, then there will be feature requests :-)

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Re: Backup Target suggestion - NFS

Post by kgajda » Aug 20, 2019 5:27 pm

I doubt, if anyone will request NFS support in ransomware because of implementation this feature in VAW :-)

or You have second secret job ;-) Just kidding :-)
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