[Dirvish] Dirvish & Windows alternatives

Dirk Wessner wessner at iuw.h-da.de
Thu Jul 19 06:32:28 UTC 2007


Luis Miguel R. wrote:
> El jueves, 05 julio del 2007 a las 11:52:23, Brian Martin escribió:
>>> The problem is that rsync + ssh together on a windows machine locks
>>> up.  rsync+rsh does not, but that is insecure.  Setting up a Windows
>>> machine to do insecure rsync+rsh through an external machine requires
>>> that the Windows machine is never directly exposed to the internet.
>>> What to do?
>> I use dirvish for some Windows back-ups.  I do it on an private network
>> where I'm not so concerned about security.  It does OK for personal data
>> file recovery, although I agree that a bare-metal restore is probably out of
>> the questions.  There are two problems, however, that I thought I'd alert
>> folks to:
>>
>> 1) Open files: cwrsync gets blocked from backing up (at least some) open
>> files.  Most notably, Outlook has to be down at the time of the back-up.
>> This could be fixed in cwrsync if someone had the time and motivation to do
>> it.  
> 
> I am not sure that the Outlook problem can be solved by cwrsync, many
> backup solutions use special kernel modules to backup outlook databases.
> 
> Regards
> 
>

Hello,

I've just read something on the backuppc mailing list about
using shadow copies to backup open files.

Maybe this is interesting for You:

<http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_name=BAY105-W2082BB7DB6E227D59DDEB2AEFD0%40phx.gbl&forum_name=backuppc-users>


Dirk




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