[SASAG] Windows <-> Unix Sync?

Garrett Honeycutt ghoneycutt at hq.speakeasy.net
Mon Apr 13 11:19:26 PDT 2009


Bill Levering wrote:
> What do you use when sync'ng between Windows & Unix?
> 
> Generally, my only solution is ftp (which IIS constantly drops  
> connections) but I could install some 'custom' solution (ssh w/cygwin  
> or another ftp program)... from there, I call 'ncftpget -E -V -R  
> [host] [local_dir] [remote_dir]' twice, to make sure I get all the  
> files (because of the dropped connections).
> 
> What other options are there?
> 
> Bill
> 

I was working at a dotcom a while back and was tired of supporting Samba 
for a small user base and switched people to Sftpdrive, which is now 
Expandrive ( http://www.expandrive.com/windows ). It allows you to mount 
a file system over SSH. If you want to sync between the two, you can 
just write scripts that do simple copies and the data can be accessible 
by both platforms.

A quick search brought up Dokan ( http://dokan-dev.net/en/download/ ), 
which appears to do SSHFS for Windows, as well.

I enjoyed this approach as I did not have to maintain any additional 
services or wrap scripts around other protocols (like ftp in your 
comments), since everything was happening on the file system.

Good luck,
-g

-- 
Garrett Honeycutt
Sr. Systems Engineer

www.speakeasy.net



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