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Rsync on Window 2008R2

Posted on 2014-03-08
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I need to setup rsync service on Window 2008 as a destination server for data backup. Is there any free rsync tool that can synchronize the source data to a portal hdd attached to this Window 2008 server.

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You can schedule the task to run this activity,

Schedule the task scheduler as per requirement, based on your convenient timings.

Let us know, what you are trying to backup on destination server,

create a Robocopy batch file for copying from source to destination.
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Are you sure that you mean rsync?

Windows has robocopy for windows file copies.  You can run SCHTASKS /? to see the options and run it on the command line.
schtasks /create /sc daily /tn "synchronize task" /tr "robocopy D:\Folder_To_copy F:\External_DISK /mir /copyall /W:1 /R:1" /st 1:00

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If you really mean rsync for copying files to a linux or unix system...
There's cwrsync for windows.
http://www.rsync.net/resources/howto/windows_rsync.html

There's also Deltacopy which has automa
http://www.aboutmyip.com/AboutMyXApp/DeltaCopy.jsp
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I want to backup the data on Synology NAS. It only supports rsync compatible server and we are running Window servers only.

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Do you mount the NAS filesystem?  If it's mounted as a standard SMB mount, you should be able to use robocopy.  That's more native to windows.

The rsync support on NAS devices is for non-mounted filesystem rsync.  You shouldn't have to enable it for rsync to work if you've mounted the filesystem.  You can still rsync to an NFS mount, just as you can robocopy to a SMB mount.

I haven't used a Synology NAS, but I've worked with Drobo, Netgear and Thecus and they work similarly.  I only enable rsync support if I don't plan to mount the filesystem.  It's best to keep as few ports open as possible on these devices.
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The NAS is only setup with a standalone network device for storage. The remote server can access the data through net use on the devcie. Is it what you are telling about SMB mount ?

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Yes.

The net use command mounts SMB shares on the command line.
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