[OT] - Backing Up Windows XP to Linux

Bart Whiteley bart.plug at whiteley.org
Wed Oct 4 20:39:01 MDT 2006


On 10/4/06, Gabriel Gunderson <gabe at gundy.org> wrote:
>
> On Wed, 2006-10-04 at 18:01 -0600, Bart Whiteley wrote:
> > Man page indicates that rsync uses file size and mod-time by default.
> > Force checksums instead with -c.
>
> Interesting.  So, the idea of mounting a SMB share over the VPN and
> rsyncing might work well after all?


Yes.  I used to do this to backup windoze boxen to a linux box.  It worked
OK, but the SMB shares were a little flaky.  That's why I switched to the
cygwin/rsync/ssh method.  It has been pretty solid.



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