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Hi,
Could you pls advise what are the options I have to copy set of directories/files from Linux to Window 2008 Server with latest advancement in tools/utilities pls?

I have 20 servers and need to copy files on daily basis to all these windows servers from linux

Please note.
1. We can consider using licensing products/util
2. Free util
3. Some people say, install cygwin on target window server and initiate the call from windows after exchange keys
4. Some saying to use pscp from windows
5. Some saying to use rsync after installing cgywin and initiate call from windows

Thanks in advance
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by:Bing CISM / CISSP
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it depends on where the shared folders are located, at Linux or Windows side? it can be done in either way for copying files from Linux to Windows.
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by:enthuguy
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Its on Linux
Thx
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by:Bing CISM / CISSP
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as the command has to be executed on Windows side (given no shared folder accessible from Windows side, as mentioned), I prefer using XCOPY or ROBOCOPY which can be easily working with Task Scheduler.
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by:arnold
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Look at rsync, puppet.  What are these files that need to be copied?
You could add NFS support to the Windows server, or mount the smb share on Linux of a Windows share.
Do all the servers get the same set of files?
Are these independant systems, or members of AD where dfs-r can be setup to handle the synchronization of Giles such that only one copy from the Linux needs to be transferred to one, with dfs-r replicating to all others.



Greater detail is needed. Us there a logic on which basis the files/directories that need to be copied are determined?.

Puppet might be .......
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by:Dr. Klahn
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If the files are not high-security items, install an FTP server on the windows target, then set up cron jobs on the linux systems to transfer the files.
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by:Gerwin Jansen
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Is this about a daily backup? Anyway, I would use cron to schedule the copy command from Linux (daily or more often if you like).

I'm assuming you have Samba installed on Linux, if not install it. Use Samba to mount the (remote) windows share to your Linux server(s). Then have the copy command copy from your local Linux path to the mounted windows share.
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by:enthuguy
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Thanks all for your suggestions.

More specific details on the requirement.

1. Would like to transfer file from Linux (push to windows).
2. We have Hudson/Jenkins setup, from where we schedule or trigger (manual) a job which will copy files to target windows server (would prefer rsync way)
3. Currently we don't have samba volume mounted on Linux.
4. This activity is not for taking backup. It’s for deploying new artefacts on all 20 windows servers on requirement basis, e.g weekly once
5. Every time, files will be different, so its not the same set of files to all the servers.

what is the strategy of samba please?
a.      A shared volume is mounted on all the window and also in this Linux server.
b.      So we can copy files on Linux first.
c.      During deployment from Linux, we just execute remote cmd to just use local copy cmd on the target windows server instead of transferring files from Linux to Windows?

Once again thanks :)
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by:Gerwin Jansen
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The Samba strategy is simple: copy local from your Linux server to a folder (Samba mount).

I'm not that familiar with Jenkins but it should be able to deploy to Windows, right?
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by:serialband
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Jenkins can deploy to windows.
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by:enthuguy
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Jenkins...Yes,  that's the plan
But Jenkins is running on Linux
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What i have done on my AWS Linux and Windows instance was.
1. Installed MobaSSH Server on Windows 2012 Server.
2. exchanged rsa keys from above Windows server to Linux
3. Used scp file.bat Administrator@00.38.91.87:/drives/c/app
4. used ssh Administrator@00.38.91.87 "/drives/c/app/file.bat" (to execute bat file which internally executes powershell on remote windows server)
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thanks all
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this solution worked well for me
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