[Dirvish] Does Windows rsync work with Dirvish?

Petcher, Daniel danielp at audioprecision.com
Tue Mar 25 18:29:50 UTC 2008

According to the rsync man page, a double-colon ( :: ) in the data path
means it expects to see an rsync daemon installation on that side of the
link. A single colon ( : ) means rsync will use the remote-shell transport.
On my system, the remote-shell transport defaults to ssh, not rsh.

I'd like to gain some speed by dropping the encryption overhead of ssh. (My
"network" is a cross-over cable inside a locked server room, so there's no
risk of anyone snooping in my dirvish session.)


-----Original Message-----
From: dirvish-bounces at dirvish.org [mailto:dirvish-bounces at dirvish.org] On
Behalf Of Brian
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 10:28 AM
To: Dirvish user and developer mailing list
Subject: Re: [Dirvish] Does Windows rsync work with Dirvish?

Well I'll really out myself here.........

I run dirvish between various machines in my local LAN, and I use no
encryption at all. Two of the machines backed up by dirvish every day are
Win XP machines and it works perfectly. The trick is the following:

Here is a default.conf from Dirvish:


tree: :Dat 

xdev: 0 

index: gzip 

image-default: %Y%m%d-%H%M 




The colon ":" before Dat tells it not to use SSH.
I have no idea whether cwrsync can support rsh or not.

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