Fwd: rsync and old novel server
noogie69 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 2 16:20:07 GMT 2005
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From: Noogie <noogie69 at gmail.com>
Date: Jul 28, 2005 10:23 PM
Subject: rsync and old novel server
To: rsync at lists.samba.org
I've set-uped a Linux server in a small office, around 10 users, there is an
old novel server, running version 3.12. My task was to establish an
alternative for the old server, for the case It suddenly didn't feel like
working anymore (you see, it's a Pentium Pro 200, it outlived itself at
least a few times over).
So basically, everybody have access to it using IPX ( it's that old!) and
mount volumes under windows, so I set-up Samba on the Linux machine, made
sure everybody can see it, and access it, launch their applications and
there were no language problems.
In order to make it a live backup of the old server I turned to rsync, but
then I ran into a problem, the Novel is too old it doesn't support rsync,
that was a real bummer. Somebody hinted me I could use it locally if I
mounted the old server's volumes, which I did, but than I noticed rsync
wasn't as glorious as promised. Because there was no server-side support of
the protocol it has to copy each and every file, meaning It transfers 17 GB
of information every time, I don't have to remind you this is extremely time
consuming, so we scheduled it for the evening, just before the nightly
backup. Bottom line, should something happen to it during the day, the new
one won't contain more than the contents of a daily backup-tape, my goal was
to make it sync every hour.
Can any one help me come up with creative ideas? :)
Ich spreche Deutsch Nicht.
Ich spreche Nicht Deutsch.
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