Backup procedure question / theory

Roger Olofsson raggen at
Thu Mar 1 20:26:02 UTC 2007

Hello Dave,

May I suggest that you try rsync for this? For windows cwrsync works 
fine as client for Windows XP. It's rather easy to setup and can be 
triggered by the windows machine since it runs as a .bat or .cmd. For 
FreeBSD rsync is in ports.

With some nifty scripting you can setup the FreeBSD side to rotate the 
backups. There is a very good starting point for this at .

Good luck!

Dave Carrera skrev:
> HI All,
> I need to automatically once a day backup some files on my Win 2003 
> serve to my remote FreeBSD box running v6.
> What i need specifically is to compress the win files as small as they 
> can be then either set my FreeBSD box to go a get the file or tell win 
> to send it to my FreeBSD box.
> The stumbling block here is me, i have absolutely no idea what i need to 
> do on each box to achieve this, having never done it before.
> So i ask if any kind persons on the list can advise or even help me with 
> this.
> Many kind regards
> Dave
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