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Sync folder between OSX and a DFS share

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Hey experts!

I have a couple of macs in a windows domain. The domain use DFS-shares and I have admitmac installed on the mac clients to be able to use the DFS-shares but I havent been able to find an application that can synchronize folders bidirectional to the DFS-share.

Any1 know an application I could use for this?
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You might find that rsync can deal with this. There are mac gui clients available such as BackupList+

http://rdutoit.home.comcast.net/~rdutoit/pub/robsoft/pages/softw.html

which can do rsync backups from one location to another on the same machine. However, the help pages suggest possible problems:

Networks: Backing up to Networks such as AFP ,CIFS, SMB, NAS, an airdisk, or Time Capsule types of filesystems may have unpredictable results due to the fact that they don't handle file permissions and other attributes that rsync uses to compare files with. Copying personal files may work ok in these situations, or not at all, depending on the type of setup. It is often possible to copy files to these Networks but incremental backups will not work properly, each time copying everything instead of just the changes. Incremental backups do work, sometimes, when "pulling"      from the destination rather than copying to them.


You could install an rsync server on the windows servers using something like cwrsync

http://www.itefix.no/i2/node/10650

This should be able to deal with the relevant timestamps, and the mac clients would sync with the remote systems via an rsync session. Whether this is an acceptable solution would be down to you and what is acceptable to install on the server.

Cheers,

Joel
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I have tried to get things installed on their network before but they dont like that so installing the server is sadly not an option.
The thing is, one of the guys says that he have been using chronosync to sync folders before but I dont get how I would config it to find a folder on a DFS. He might be wrong though..
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