Linux has simple and powerful solutions. Backup is not an exception.
This solutions uses small applications that come in the default installation of almost distros.
It is based in the use of rsync, hard links, using ln and cp -al, it also uses the cron for making automated backups.
This is a power solution for creating Automated Snapshot-Style Backups.
It can me used also for making backup of windows volumes that can me mounted on the Linux Server via samba.
So without loosing more time, where is the link: Easy Automated Snapshot-Style Backups with Linux and Rsync