I want to rsync my files from a local CentOS Server to a remote Windows Server 2008R2 Box.
Windows = no sshd, no rsync 🙁
First thing = Install the Cygwin Package
LINK: Install Cygwin
Setup an SSH Server in Vista (works with Win Server2008R2):
Install also the rsync package:
Unfold Packages: Net and double click on rsync
It will take some time to download and install the packages.
configure your SSH Server (Howto see the Link above :Setup an SSH Server in Vista
generate key pair for ssh remote login without a password.
Login into your REMOTE Server
#> ssh-keygen -t rsa
Generating public/private rsa key pair.
Enter file in which to save the key (/home/remotix/.ssh/id_rsa):
Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase):
Enter same passphrase again:
Your identification has been saved in /home/remotix/.ssh/id_rsa
Your public key has been saved in /home/remotix/.ssh/id_rsa.pub
#> cd ~/.ssh
#> cat id_rsa.pub >> authorized_keys
#> chmod 600 authorized_keys
Do not enter a passphrase !
copy the id_rsa file to your LOCAL CentOS machine (with scp, or open two different terminals and cat /home/remotix/.ssh/id_rsa and paste into the local file ~/.ssh/id_rsa)
#> cd ~/.ssh
#> chmod 600 id_rsa
TEST it with ssh
ssh -i ~/.ssh/id_rsa user@remote-server
You should be able to login without password.
3. create the rsync command
local dir = /tmp/myData
remote Server = REMOTIX
path to the id_rsa keyfile = /root/.ssh/id_rsa
rsync -azh /tmp/myData/ -e ‘ssh -i /root/.ssh/id_rsa’ root@REMOTIX:/my/RemoteData/
you can add the –stats option at the end of the command for detailed informations
rsync -azh /tmp/myData/ -e ‘ssh -i /root/.ssh/id_rsa’ root@REMOTIX:/my/RemoteData/ –stats
Number of files: 28
Number of files transferred: 0
Total file size: 26.63M bytes
Total transferred file size: 0 bytes
Literal data: 0 bytes
Matched data: 0 bytes
File list size: 1.31K
File list generation time: 0.001 seconds
File list transfer time: 0.000 seconds
Total bytes sent: 1.33K
Total bytes received: 17
sent 1.33K bytes received 17 bytes 898.67 bytes/sec
total size is 26.63M speedup is 19755.13