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Re: [SLUG] Synchronizing from Windows to Linux


I have actually used Unison to keep two windows servers in sync over ssh
with plink from putty and Winsshd, pretty nifty little app, but for one way
sync the Rsync for windows is the way to go

FTP can be done as well with a script, but it is messy, and not-secure FTP
is all in plain text and I wouldn't trust it for backups of any kind. You
could script an SFTP upload, but that will be file level so not as
effiecient as rsyncs bitlevel.

The issue you may also run into is open file locks. Windows locks files that
are open so you won't be able to back them up, unless the program is VSS
aware, like ntbackup, Bacula or some other app (if you want to script it,
hobocopy is vss aware).


On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 9:55 AM, Alan L Tyree <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Tue, 26 May 2009 09:44:36 +1000
> Andre Kolodochka <koloda@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> > Given that my Lacie Ethernet disk just died, I was thinking of solid
> > backup solutions for my personal files (20-30Gb). Since I have already
> > Linux hosting with way more disk space than I need, I thought it will
> > be great if I could sync a folder on my local drive to a folder on
> > that Linux box... somewhere there.
> >
> > The problem is my local box running Windows, otherwise rsync would do
> > wonders. Anybody knows of a good tool I could use to sync Windows
> > folders to Linux ones? And the one that will work over Internet, not
> > just LAN.
>
> I use unison: http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison/<http://www.cis.upenn.edu/%7Ebcpierce/unison/>
>
> It claims to run on Windows, but I have no experience with that.
>
> Alan
>
> >
> > Thanks in advance.
> > Andre.
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