[Samba] Server recommendation ??

Gerald Drouillard gerrylist at drouillard.ca
Thu Dec 22 17:50:18 GMT 2005

Gary MacKay wrote:
> I have a client that already has a "Windows 2003 Server" server in their 
> main office. He wants me to put a new server in a remote office, which 
> is connected via a vpn. The only real connection between the two will be 
> every night to copy all data files to the main server for backup. He has 
> told me to use Linux/Samba or Win2003k whichever I think is best. Now, 
> without a doubt, I prefer linux, that is all I've installed for several 
> years. But, I'm also smart (humble) enough to know, I've never messed 
> with getting a samba box to live with a Win2003k box. Yes, I know it can 
> be done, I've read about it on this list, but, most of the time there 
> has been alot of pain and many many hours spent getting there. I don't 
> have that luxury. I can't afford to spend 40 hours getting it to work 
> and only billing 2 hours or whatever. Also, the remote office is 2 hours 
> drive at best away.
> I guess it boils down to, "How hard is it going to be to setup a cron 
> job of some sort that will copy all data files to the Win2003k server 
> every night?" I don't really need total integration I guess. The remote 
> server can have it's own domain, users, etc. I just need to connect to 
> the main office each night.
Try rsync.

Gerald Drouillard
Technology Architect
Drouillard & Associates, Inc.

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