[GLLUG] Suggestions for Windows to Linux file copy

James Courtier-Dutton james.dutton at gmail.com
Thu Mar 6 10:30:07 UTC 2014

On 6 March 2014 08:49, Peter Cannon <peter at cannon-linux.co.uk> wrote:
> 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.
> --

You could also use bacula.
It is a backup tool, but the destination can be a directory on a
remote machine instead of a tape drive.
It puts an agent on the windows or linux machine and then talks to the
agent to do the backup/file copy. It uses VSS on windows already.

Kind Regards


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