Any backup-centered Linux distros ?!?

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    There used to be one called RESTORE ( http://sourceforge.net/projects/restore/?source=directory ) but it has been abandoned since 2009.

    I am considering how to go about backing up the family's files.
    Alot of stuff is stored on an aging (shared via LAN) PC that runs 24/7.

    So I'm thinking of maybe using another PC as a backup-only box.
    That RESTORE system has in it's favour that it can be controlled via a browser log-in from any PC on the network.

    The other option I'm considering is just to add additional storage to our IPFire box and share it via Samba to use as a backup storage.
    That would work OK too because the backup would be done while everybody is asleep.

    I'm just curious if there's any current backup/restore oriented Linux distros these days - and that's really my question here.

    Thanks.
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    Not Linux but FreeBSD based...FreeNAS.
     
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    still hoping...?

    Thanks.
    What I mentioned in the OP is unlike most of what has been suggested.

    I have tried ClearOS - and it is not adequate - but since I've got IPFire (which is GREAT BTW), it is not what I seek.

    Clonezilla is not what I'm looking for (and I very much dislike using it).

    Redo Backup is FANTASTIC - for a boot CD one uses manually - it is not for the type of backup sought in my OP.

    Zentyal gave me a headache just trying to decipher all the corpy-speak on their web site, and I gave up on it.

    FreeNAS is an option, as is NAS4Free - but again this leaves me wondering:
    Why do that when I could either use the existing IPFire box, or very easily make a 2nd one for backup ONLY usage ??

    IPFire is one of the best things I've ever found & used; combined with having a full backup on hand made with Redo, I can totally replace that box WITH all it's settings intact (except for assigning NICs) in about 1/2 hour.
    This is as close to perfection as I've ever seen in the PC world !!!
     
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