[GLLUG] Suggestions for Windows to Linux file copy

Peter Cannon peter at cannon-linux.co.uk
Thu Mar 6 08:50:29 UTC 2014

On 05/03/14 23:12, Alistair Mann wrote:
> On 05/03/14 21:19, mikee_seward at yahoo.co.uk wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 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
> scheduled.
> 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.
> VSSCopy: http://vsscopy.com
> cwRsync: https://www.itefix.no/i2/cwrsync
> Cheers,

WinSCP will do what you want. How you automate that is another matter.

Peter Cannon

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