[SATLUG] Recommended method to sync to a windows server?

Ernest De Leon edeleonjr at gmail.com
Tue Apr 6 21:45:42 CDT 2010

Hmm, this is an interesting problem. Now you said that you have 2 windows
NAS units, and on one you have a 7.2TB VHD? Is that just a file sitting on
the NAS? You said it's formatted to EXT3 and is the target for an iSCSI
initiator? I am not familiar with this type of setup. Is this an actual NAS
unit or a SAN that has a LUN exported as an iSCSI target for a RedHat

The second you said has an NTFS share. Is this an actual NAS unit with an
exported CIFS share? or is it another SAN with a LUN exported to a Windows

Once I get a better idea of the exact configuration I can give you the best
way to backup between the two.


On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 6:09 PM, Eric Haugen <erichaugen at gmail.com> wrote:

> We have 2 windows NASs.  One is setup to have a 7.2TB virtual hard drive
> formatted to EXT3, that is the target for a Red Hat iSCSI initiator.  The
> 2nd is a backup for the first NAS with an NTFS share.  I was curious how
> some of you luggers would sync from the Red Hat server to the backup
> windows
> machine.
> FTP and SMB services are loaded on the backup server
> One options we considered was create a 2nd VHD on the backup server and
> sync
> it via the RH box using rsync. Only problem is that a colleague of mine
> read
> that if the RH machine reboots it has the potential getting /dev/sdb &
> /dev/sdc mixed up and connect to the wrong target.
> Anyone else notice this?  Any help is greatly appreciated.
> - Eric Haugen
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