[GLLUG] Suggestions for Windows to Linux file copy
al at pectw.net
Wed Mar 5 23:13:47 UTC 2014
On 05/03/14 21:19, mikee_seward at yahoo.co.uk wrote:
> I'm looking for something to run sceduled files copies from a Windows
> server to a Linux server. Preferably something secure, have found Unison
> so far. Any other suggestions please?
I use a two stage system: vsscopy, then cwRsync.
Windows suffers from declining access to some files when in use. VSSCopy
gets around this by making a shadow copy: shadow copy uses WinOS
facilities to make a local copy of an otherwise locked file. VSSCopy
requires a lot of local space to copy the source to. I look at that as
an upside as I now have an on-machine copy buy ymmv. VSSCopy is easily
I then use cwRsync to get the changes to a linux machine. As rsync can
copy off the deltas instead of full files, it's a bunch faster; as it
uses SSH, it's not only secure, but can be dealt with use PKE to
authenticate the transfer so no need for passwords left in batch files.
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