Alexandre Biancalana wrote: > Hi list, > > I've to backup a large window$ 2003 FileServer (~800GB) from my new > FreeBSD BackupServer (before I can change this fileserver to FreeBSD). > > I'm trying cygwin+rsync on FileServer side and rsync+hardlinks on > BackupServer side. > > Using rsync the two great advantages are: > 1. Only copy the changes > 2. on the BackupServer side I use hardlinks from the older backups, > with this only space consumed is from file that where changed. > > on the bad side: > 1. Problems with long pathnames > 2. Problems with unicode filenames > 3. Very slow copy ~ 2MB/s (I've doubt if this can be improved using any > other copy method) > Last time I had to do this I ended up using the ntbackup util that comes with windows and getting it to save to a file on a samba share. This at least meant that it dealt with things like NTFS ACLs/permissions and other such windows oddities. Cygwin, while great in that you can at least have a decent command line on windows, is very slow. I'd hope that you could get better, depending on the connection between the servers.
Vince > > I want hear some ideas from the list about the options available to > accomplish this job. > > > Best Regards, > Alexandre Biancalana > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"