Samba4 AD SysVol Replication (HowTo + Script)

Andreas Schneider asn at
Fri Jul 26 06:15:54 MDT 2013

On Wednesday 24 July 2013 18:58:09 Marc Muehlfeld wrote:
> Hi Andreas,
> Am 24.07.2013 08:44, schrieb Andreas Schneider:
> > have you looked at csync [1]? It is a bidirectional file synchronizer and
> > can keep two directories in sync. rsync can only sync in one direction. A
> > new version of csync should be released this week.
> > 
> > [1]
> Yes. But:
> 1.) I could not get it compiled yet because of make errors I can't
> interpret. I posted this to the csync mailing list.

Thanks, the iniparser is too old. I need to rewrite the config parser ...

> 2.) I haven't found any information on the csync page, if it can
> replicate extended ACLs between hosts. And because of 1) I could not try
> it yet.

It uses libsmbclient to sync files, so no it doesn't support ACLs.

> 3.) rsync is on most systems already installed and if not, it's easily
> available through the distributions packet manager without compiling
> (and maybe manual compiling dependencies like iniparser for csync).
> That were the reasons why I based the tutorial on rsync. But this
> doesn't mean that csync wouldn't be an option, too. If I get it to work
> and it can handle extended ACLs, I can extend the HowTo with that second
> way, of course.

Ok I understand. I was just curious :)

	-- andreas

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