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Re: [vox-tech] Copying data from Windows share to Linux server *with*original date stamps and permissions
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Re: [vox-tech] Copying data from Windows share to Linux server *with*original date stamps and permissions

On Fri, Oct 19, 2007 at 11:19:47AM -0700, Richard Burkhart wrote:
> Anyone have suggestions on a set of shell commands I can pipe together to:
>  - Batch transfer multiple files & directories from a windows (server 
> 2000) machine onto a Linux machine
>  - Maintain as many of the original file permissions as will make it 
> across the samba link
>  - Maintain the original file save dates from the windows side (the 
> first time I did a mass cp, it changed all the target-file dates to the 
> day of the copy)
>  - Set the archive bit on the source media, so that if I have to do 
> this again to catch updates I can just grab updated files.

I think rsync is perfect for this, although I don't have experience using it
with Windows. I see that there is a Windows client, at least. :)

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