I am trying to setup rsync on my dedicated server to sync to a windows xp pc in my house. Can anyone point me to a guide or tutorial to do this? I’ve found plenty on setting up rsync, I just can’t find how to go from linux to windows.
I’ve found that this is a fantastic use for VMWare’s “Virtual Server” product. It’s now a free download (I used to use VMWare workstation). Set up a linux VM on your windows PC, give it a bare minium of RAM, and make sure it shuts down and starts up when your PC does.
Depending on how you want things set up, VMWare can store it’s whole filesystem in one file on your windows machine, or a whole separate drive (best method for a backup machine, really - drives are cheap).
It’ll have a separate IP address than your main OS (Using Bridged Networking), and you can just set things up to rsync to there. It’s saved us loads of headaches on permissions, etc. But, then, I’m a command line sort of person - the linux environment seems much easier to work with for this sort of thing than Windows.
I’m kind of over-simplifying, but with a small bit of work you can really set things up quite well with VMWare. And free is good.