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How to mirror an NTFS directory structure in Rsync

Being a Linux tool I'm not sure if this is supported but is it possible to mirror an NTFS file system in it's entirety, including all symlinks? The symlinks must be copied and point to their new ...
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2answers
70 views

What is the best way to transfer large amount of small files from 1 Windows Server to another over the internet? [closed]

I'm trying to one way sync around 100,000 small files for a total of 2GB from a server located in my office to a web server. I'm using Syncrify with some success but the scheduling feature does not ...
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1answer
70 views

How Can I Automate Windows Rsync to Linux NAS?

Here's the scenario: (2) Windows servers in an office Server 1. Application Server Server 2. Backup Server, PDC, DNS (5) Laptops that backup to the backup server The Backup server has Symantec ...
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0answers
81 views

Giving Windows rsyncd read permissions everywhere

I'm making a small backup server for my office. It's proven to be difficult because while the documentation is great on BackupPC, it's not helpful. I've installed rsyncd on my clients' computers and ...
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2answers
88 views

Why doesn't rsync over ssh work when placed inside a FOR loop in a batch file?

I've placed the ff. code in rsync.bat: for %%A in (%VAR_REMOTE_HOST%) do ( set VAR_TARGET=%USER%@%%A:%VAR_TARGET_DIR% echo Rsync Source Dir: %VAR_SOURCE% setlocal ENABLEDELAYEDEXPANSION echo ...
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2answers
46 views

What upload technology would be appropriate for this use case?

My department does data migrations when a client switches from another software vendor to us, often we need to get a copy of their old data (whatever that may have been) and send it to us. The big ...
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2answers
237 views

RSync files or Map Network Drive in Windows Server?

I have to create a backup plan, from my machine .155 to .156. In .155 my files are in C:/MySQLServer/backup and should be copied daily to .156 at I:/MySQLServer/backup, so I was looking over the ...
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1answer
77 views

Multiple spaces in folders and files for rsync backup via /bin/bash /bin/sh

Need a one-time backup of two old messy Windows XP machines because of a company split. Using CentOS 6 x64 minimal install, i mounted some MS Windows NTFS harddrives installed locally via ntfs3g and ...
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2answers
247 views

Using Rsync to backup a Windows Share

I have a Windows 7 box that I want to back up to an Ubuntu machine. I have mounted a Windows share on the Ubuntu box (using CIFS/Samba), and I want to use a cron job to rsync what's on the mounted ...
1
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1answer
280 views

Rsync to windows FTP over curlftpfs fails to set permissions

I'm transferring some large files (1.5Gb) to a windows FTP server in a cronjob. It's going over a 2Mbit ADSL line, with 512Kbit upstream. So it takes forever, and can be prone to dropping to line. I ...
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114 views

Need to Transfer 390 GB of Data from Linux Server to Windows Machine [closed]

We want to transfer 300+ GB of data from a Linux Server to a WIndows Server. Can we use rsync (and if so, how would we?) to copy the files from the linux server to the windows file share? Or should ...
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1answer
599 views

does rsync's delta algorithm work on a samba share?

I have a cron job to use rsync to sync the data on a windows samba share (that i mount using /etc/fstab on boot). My problem is that the transfer seems to take almost as long as the initial transfer ...
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1answer
389 views

Rync connection problems from Windows to CentOS

Trying to connect to rsync on CentOS from Cygwin on Windows 7 but getting the following errors: $ rsync -vrtz -vvv --password-file=c:\cygwin\secret --delete /cygdrive/d/Data ...
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3answers
2k views

Using rsync from msysgit

I have three windows boxes that are connected to a linux box on my network in various ways (one's local to the network, one is a laptop and may or may not be local, and the other is my work desktop). ...
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2answers
919 views

rsync on Windows - permissions in remote folder not set properly

I am having a slight problem. I use rsync (Cygwin) in Window and the files that are synced in my remote folder is not right. rsync -r /cygdrive/c/xampp/htdocs/mysite/* ...
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1answer
377 views

Can't exclude directory names with cw-rsync

I'm using cw-rsync under Windows 7 to copy files off my local machine every day to an rsync server running on a Linux box. It works fine, apart from the fact that I can't seem to exclude directory ...
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4answers
3k views

Can I rsync from Putty on windows to my Cent OS server?

I'm a bit new to the command line and UNIX but am finding it hugely useful. Is it possible for me to rsync from putty on my windows 7 machine to my virtual server? If not what are my other command ...
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924 views

Using SVN as backup solution … some doubts

I'm starting a new thread (to continue the thread Backup of machines running linux and windows on Mike Renfro suggestion, which I'm grateful to as well as voretaq7). I think I'm intended to use SVN ...
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2answers
913 views

Backup of machines running linux and windows

I have a problem concerning backup. I have a network (constructed using Wireless 150Mbps and Gigabit ethernet) consisting in at least 3 computers (plus maybe 2 in remote). I have a plan to construct ...
0
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1answer
597 views

rsync ubuntu to windows under cygwin - way to avoid 'invalid argument 22' error?

I'm doing a backup from a ubuntu server to a windows machine running cygwin. I'm using the following command: rsync -avx --timeout=30 --delete-excluded --exclude '.git' ...
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3answers
477 views

Rsync with windows accounts?

I am trying to rsync between two windows computers, without using ssh. IS there anything special I should do or will rsync be able to make use of windows accounts the same as unix accounts? Or do I ...
0
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1answer
660 views

Trouble with cwRsync on Windows

I have just setup cwRsyncServer on my 2008 server, it is permitted by the firewall, and I have configured a module with write access. The rsync server is running and listening. I have cnfigured an ...
0
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1answer
249 views

Two-way rsync between two servers

I read about rsync but I want to ask how can I do the following by rsync: I have two files in to different machine (UNIX-AIX) and have the same name. server1 : ..../file.txt server2 : ..../file.txt ...
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5answers
821 views

Windows based rsync server

Is there a way to build a Windows server what can be target for other Windows file servers with rsync ?
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2answers
801 views

Rsync over ssh with password in command rather than using keys

The situation is our client wants to download the most recent backup from our server (and they don't want us setting it up for them via rdesktop etc.. (sigh)). The client is running windows, server is ...
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2answers
1k views

How to set file/folder permissions using Rsync from Windows to Linux

I want to transfer lots of files/folders from Windows to Linux using Rsync. On linux server(destination), I want the file permission set to 644, and folder permission set to 755. If possible, I want ...
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2answers
558 views

rsync to Windows with “:” in filenames

I have a huge number of small files to rsync to a Windows machine. Most of them transferred just fine, but every file with a colon couldn't be transferred because the filename is invalid on Windows. ...
0
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1answer
89 views

Hosted Backup Solution for a customer

I have a potential customer who wants a hosted managed backup solution. Their server is running Windows. Does anyone know of any software (open source is preferred, but free for commercial use is ok) ...
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2answers
602 views

cwrsync on Server 2008 R2 as a scheduled task

I have a an rsync(cwrsync) batch file set up to run, backing up several directories daily to a backup server via ssh. I set this batch file to run as a scheduled task, however it does not seem to. ...
0
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2answers
432 views

Rsync seems to be ignoring excludes

I am mounting a windows server on a linux box, and running a local rsync to backup the windows drive. These are the commands that I am running. mount -t smbfs -o username=user,password=pass ...
0
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1answer
402 views

rsync not syncing properly?

So I have 2 machines, one running MS Windows SBS 2003 and the other ubuntu 10.04 server. I have a backup system in place already on the windows machine for a data folder. (D:\test ) I recently had ...
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5answers
253 views

Which backup software for Windows Server to Linux server backups?

I need to use a backup software that can backup windows server to a Linux server out side the network (the cloud)! So far I came through the following: Handy Backup Professional 6.7 Backup4all ...
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2answers
1k views

How do I pull a backup from a Linux server to my Windows PC using rsync?

I'm currently using sftp to download nightly backups (.tar.gz) from my web host to my desktop computer. I think I'd like to switch to rsync to minimize the bandwidth (and time). I have cygwin ...
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1answer
344 views

How can you prevent Permissions Problems when Restoring a Windows Machine with Rsync?

When restoring files (using rsync over cygwin) from Linux to Microsoft Windows XP (and probably to all version of windows), each file restored has permissions so strict, that only the "SYSTEM" account ...
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2answers
59 views

Questions regarding backing up several remote Linux machines to a local Windows machine

I am looking to back up several Linux machines to a local Windows machine. The machine resides on a LAN behind a router connected to a high-bandwidth cable modem with a static IP address. I can ...
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699 views

Sync a folder on a remote UNIX server from Windows with rsync

I am trying to sync the contents of a directory on my Windos machine with a UNIX server. I have spent a long while reading the rsync documentation and have come up with the following command: rsync ...
3
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3answers
1k views

Ignore windows hidden files when copying with rsync

I need to keep in sync a very large directory structure (a few hundreds GB) between a Windows machine and a Linux machine. I'm using rsync to do the copy because it automatically ignores unchanged ...
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2answers
325 views

Rsyncing to a USB drive failing every now and again

I have been using rsync over ssh (cygwin) for some time now from a Windows 2003 Server to back up files to a Debian box which has a USB hard drive attached. The files are rsynced directly to the USB ...
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35k views

Why hasn't rsync caught on in the Windows world? [closed]

It seems that rsync is the de-facto standard for efficient file backup and sync in Unix/Linux. Does anyone have any thoughts on why it wouldn't have caught on in the Windows world? Why hasn't it ...
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2answers
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Poor performance with rsync on Windows

I've just set up file synchronization between a Windows 2000 Server and a Windows 2003 Server using cwrsync, a windows compile of rsync. It was easy to setup and seems to work well but I am seeing a ...
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9answers
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Windows rsync that supports long file names, or an good alternative?

I currently rsync on a Linux host to copy things from Windows to my Linux box. But I can't copy files with long names. I have tried DeltaCopy, cwrsync, and cygwin. From what I have found there all ...