[Samba] Samba/Windows file synchronizer (like rsync)?

Hall, Ken (IDS ECCS) ken_hall at ml.com
Fri Sep 19 16:07:19 GMT 2003

Our guys here use something called robocopy.  I don't know much about it, but they like it.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kevin P. Fleming [mailto:kpfleming at backtobasicsmgmt.com]
> Sent: Friday, September 19, 2003 11:54 AM
> To: samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: [Samba] Samba/Windows file synchronizer (like rsync)?
> I have a need to (nightly) synchronize the contents of some shares 
> between a Samba server and a Windows 2000 server. Ideally, 
> the utility 
> that does this would support all the Windows/CIFS file information, 
> like ACLs, attributes, etc. We have about 100G to synchronize, but 
> obviously once it's done the first time the daily changes won't be 
> anywhere near that large...
> I've thought of doing this using smbclient on the Samba machine 
> itself, with both shares mounted at once, but still not sure 
> there's a 
> Linux tool that will preserve all the relevant file information.
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