[Samba] Mirroring

Kourosh Ghassemieh kourosh at loop.com
Wed Feb 27 14:25:24 GMT 2002

You could try rsync for NT.  Google brought this up:


rsync keeps two copies in sync and only transfers changes.


At 12:41 PM 2/27/2002 -0500, Mike Westkamper 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...
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Kourosh Ghassemieh
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