[Samba] Mirroring

Tom Syroid tom at syroidmanor.com
Wed Feb 27 11:00:40 GMT 2002

Just a thought (ie, never tried before myself and don't even know it's 
possible) but have you tried:

rsync via smbsh ?


--On Wednesday, February 27, 2002 12:41 -0500 Mike Westkamper 
<mjwestkamper at weiinc.com> wrote:

> I have been running Samba for several years, in some pretty crazy
> configurations. By in large it has worked extremely well. My company has
> adopted it as our primary server and we have delivered several systems
> that Linux/Samba are at the core.
> I'm trying to address a new opportunity. The user wants to keep an NT
> server as the Golden Copy and have many mirrors that actually serve the
> files. Only the chosen few can update the NT server while a lot of folks
> will access the Linux/Samba servers. I question the rationale, however
> the school's administration is certain this is the way they want it.
> I have it working using smbclient periodically copying the respective
> areas to the Linux/Samba servers.
> Here then is my question...
> Is there a way to selectively copy only those files which are new or have
> changed? The NT server changes less that 5% a day yet I am copying 100% of
> the files.
> Thanks in advance for any suggestions...
> Mike
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