This project will be very intersting,
Basically, the purpose of this software, is to do automatic backups from client's PCs to our data server automatically, without the client to be forced to remember to backup his data on certain times, the backup process should be 100% automated as soon as the software is installed and configured properly on both the server and the client side. the server have the ability to support multiple clients at the same time.
for complete full details of the whole project for both the Server side and the Client side, please read the PDF document that is attached.
i'm setting the deadline for 90 days, but i would love to have this sooner; the sooner the better, as i currently have clients that are waiting for our backup server to be up and running, and we're keeping them on hold at this time.
thanks to everyone, and to RAC, and good luck.
1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.
2) Deliverables must be in ready-to-run condition, as follows (depending on the nature of the deliverables):
a) For web sites or other server-side deliverables intended to only ever exist in one place in the Buyer's environment--Deliverables must be installed by the Seller in ready-to-run condition in the Buyer's environment.
b) For all others including desktop software or software the buyer intends to distribute: A software installation package that will install the software in ready-to-run condition on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.
3) All deliverables will be considered "work made for hire" under U.S. Copyright law. Buyer will receive exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, GNU, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site per the coder's Seller Legal Agreement).
Server Side: a Linux distro (coder will choose)
Client Side: Microsoft Windows 2000 [all editions]
Microsoft Windows XP [all editions]
Microsoft Windows Vista [all editions]