How can i sync files from Xserve to Win Vista?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by Man-O-Leisure, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. Man-O-Leisure macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2008
    Firstly, i need to do this as i have an Online Backup Software that has no Mac client. One of my clients wants Offsite Backup, so of course i am going to use mine.. There is 1 Vista Machine on their Network, so here is what i need to know how to do:

    I need to run a script or something that can copy certain folders of files from the xserve onto the Vista Machine at a certain time i set it to go, i want it to copy accross, so daily my backup software can just backup the changes only, so i dont want incrimental or compressed copies.. just need a mirror of the folders on the server.. I dont mind if each day it fully replaces the olders on the Vista Machine, as this will only be used for the backup anyways.. but preferably the daily script or whatever can jsut copy accross changes, so basically Synchronise

    Anyone know how i can do this?
  2. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    Use robocopy, available from the Windows Resource Kit. As long as the Vista machine can see a share from the Xserve, it will work.
  3. Winni macrumors 68030


    Oct 15, 2008
    You don't even need the Windows Resource Kit anymore. Robocopy nowadays comes pre-installed on Vista and Windows 7 (at least on the Ultimate Editions).
  4. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    Great to hear, I did not know that. Thanks for the correction!

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