Mapped Drive

Stephen Zemlicka stevezemlicka at
Mon Sep 24 17:28:15 GMT 2007

The reason I was trying this was because all I can do is map a drive.  As of
yet, I cannot modify the server like that.  I tried the --inplace and it
still did the whole file.  Also, this will eventually be over the internet
but right now I'm doing it locally (faster testing).  I may take a peek at
rdiff.  Any experience with that?

Stephen Zemlicka
Integrated Computer Technologies
PH. 608-558-5926
E-Mail stevezemlicka at 

-----Original Message-----
From: hashproduct at [mailto:hashproduct at] On Behalf Of Matt
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2007 12:24 PM
To: Stephen Zemlicka
Cc: rsync at
Subject: Re: Mapped Drive

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