Mapped Drive

Matt McCutchen hashproduct+rsync at
Mon Sep 24 17:23:39 GMT 2007

On 9/24/07, Stephen Zemlicka <stevezemlicka at> wrote:
> What exactly is involved in the remote shell?  Can this be done on a windows
> to windows backup?  Do you have a link handy otherwise google to the rescue.
> Thank you very much.

You set up an ssh server on the machine with the mapped drive, install
an ssh client on the machine running rsync, and direct rsync to the
mapped drive using a path of the form
host:/cygdrive/C/path/to/mapped/drive/ (note the *single* colon).
cwRsync ( ) is a nice packaging containing
rsync, an ssh client and server, and some glue to get the ssh server
running in Windows; I recommend it.

Note: you might run into the infamous remote-rsync-under-Cygwin hang
bug, which is being tracked here:


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