I'm currently dealing with a Windows 2003 (web) server, definitely not my cup of tea.
The target is to download and keep synchronized some folders (~55GB) with a linux server.
The windows server is somewhere in internet and my connection is a common 4M/512 adsl.
I thought about rsync and looks like there are some ways to do it:
- using rsync on both sides (with cygwin on win)
- using grsync on both sideds (with cygwin? on win)
- using deltacopy on win and rsync on linux
- using robocopy passing through another local win machine which mounts the linux folder shared via samba
Since it's a production server and there aren't enough backup strategies neither the resources to put up something, I'm not willing to play with it and I'd like to avoid any modification to the registry or to make untrusted/tricky installations such as cygwin and similar.
So, 1) is rejected.
I suppose that also grsync uses cygwin (not specified on their website) but it's probably better packaged 'cause they say it's a "one click" installation. I gave a look at the cygwin readme and they say that there are some complications with win2003, so I'm starting thinking that grsync doesn't smell so good.
- have you ever tried to install grsync on win2003? Any tip?
- which one of the solutions is more appealing to you?
- do you have any other better solution?