We have a server running an ext3 drive running Linux and then another workstation running Windows with a NTFS drive.
When users use Windows they use the NTFS and when they are in Linux they connect directly to the ext3.
We use rsync a lot to copy files from the ext3 to the NTFS and it works great, but when we delete files on the ext3 we also want them deleted on the NTFS and we use the
--delete-after to do this. It works great but we would like it to query the user asking if they wanted to delete the file or not. Is such possible?
Also sometimes users use the ext3 then go into Windows and use the NTFS and make changes to it. Now if we were to sync the ext3 to the NTFS we would lose changes made on the ext3 before this. Is there a better way to make sure these drives are synced up better.
The reason we have it set up like this is mainly due to the lack of support for ext3 in Windows and my feeling that ext3 is a more developed FS than NTFS.