Rsync Over SSH (Windows XP)
harry.mangalam at uci.edu
Wed Mar 18 17:29:16 GMT 2009
I'm using BackupPC on a Linux server to back up MacWinLin clients, all
using rsync (tho not over ssh). I use the cygwin rsync client, but
in setting it up, I did try DeltaCopy, which is a GPL'ed
Windows-native, GUI version of rsync:
I didn't use it due to other issues but it seemed to work OK. The
rsync experts here may have more to day about it.
On Saturday 14 March 2009, Michael Chletsos wrote:
> I have gone down the cygwin path and rsync and have gotten it to
> work with ssh very reliably.
> However, I recently replaced it with robocopy which is a native
> windows app, it handles the permissions on files much better, since
> it is not converted from nt-perms to cygwin-perms back to nt-perms,
> and is just as easy to use - although different syntax.
> Good luck.
> On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 6:41 AM, David Overton
<david at overtons.id.au> wrote:
> > Hi Henri,
> > 2009/3/14 henri <henri at stmargarets.school.nz>:
> >> In essence I would like to determine if rsync a good choice when
> >> it comes to the backup of files on a Windows XP machine?
> >> Suggestions such as the following will all be warmly welcomed :
> >> (1) Do not run rsync over ssh, keep it simple.
> >> (2) Do not use rsync on Windows XP.
> >> (3) Try xyz commercial solution/service instead, it works great!
> >> (4) Use xyz open source solution it is fantastic!
> >> (4) It works but it is difficult, prepare your self for
> >> punishment. (5) No problem, just follow these instructions you
> >> will be running in 1 day. (6) It works, just make sure you
> >> install the xyz patch. (7) Not enough information, it depends on
> >> various other factors. ...etc
> >> I am aware that there is the popular "Cygwin" project which
> >> provides a super simple way of installing both rsync and OpenSSH
> >> on Windows systems.
> > There's no "native" port of rsync on Windows so using the Cygwin
> > port is the way to go. If you don't want a full Cygwin
> > installation there is an excellent package called cwRsync which
> > contains just what you need at
> > http://www.itefix.no/i2/node/10650. The same site provides an
> > OpenSSH package called CopSSH which is designed to work well with
> > cwRsync. Both packages come with Windows-style installers that
> > set up the SSH/rsync daemons as Windows services.
> > If you want a commercial backup solution, you might be interested
> > in BackupAssist (www.backupassist.com) which now supports backup
> > via rsync as well as other methods. (Disclaimer: I work for the
> > company that develops BackupAssist.) BackupAssist provides
> > various pre-defined schemes for regular scheduled backups with
> > history. No need to fiddle around with scripts and rsync
> > options, just enter your server details, select a scheme then
> > select which files/directories you want to backup. There's a 30
> > day free trial period if you want to try it out.
> > Other features:
> > - Supports rsync daemon, rsync over ssh, and rsync daemon via ssh
> > tunnel - Backup history uses hard links for files that haven't
> > changed between backups, similar to rsnapshot. (Our marketing
> > department calls this "single instance store".)
> > - Support for Volume Shadow Copy service (VSS) for Windows 2003
> > and later (not XP unfortunately).
> > I hope this doesn't sound too much like an ad, but you did ask
> > about commercial solutions.
> > Cheers,
> > David
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