[tpm] Q: Which modules to use for mirroring a Windows tree, robustly and securely

Rob Williams rob at cryptic.org
Tue Oct 5 10:02:42 PDT 2010

I've had great success using Unison
( http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison/ ). It's a package that uses
incremental backups similar to rsync, but can run natively under Windows
and Linux, and the two can work with each other. Unison is no longer
under active development, though, but I haven't come across any major
problems with it in the last year or so that I've been using it to back
up my clients' servers.

On Tue, 2010-10-05 at 18:49 +0200, Shlomi Fish wrote:

> On Tuesday 05 October 2010 18:04:08 J Z Tam wrote:
> > Just need to make sure that one Windows Server subDirectory tree is exactly
> > the same as another server's subDirectory with the same hierarchy and
> > names. I'm thinking perhaps this is easier to automate in cygwin, and
> > forget about perl... but open to feedback. I can relax permissions and
> > ACL's during the mirroring process, and re-apply afterwards. Thoughts?
> > /jordan
> When on Unix, I normally use rsync for that: http://rsync.samba.org/ . It runs 
> fine on cygwin. Caveat: I never tried to use rsync between two Windows hosts 
> while attempting to preserve permissions and ACLs , which I'm hazy about their 
> semantics in MSWin, but on Unix systems, rsync has an option to preserve 
> permissions and user/group ownerships of files.
> Regards,
> 	Shlomi Fish

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mail.pm.org/pipermail/toronto-pm/attachments/20101005/9006a003/attachment-0001.html>

More information about the toronto-pm mailing list