How can I use rsync to pull files from windows to linux/unix within a secure network ?

Assuming that you want to pull directory c:\backup on machine WIN_SOURCE to directory /var/backup on machine LINUX_DEST :

On WIN_SOURCE :

- Install cwRsync Server (without openssh component)
- Start RsyncServer service
- Add a new module to rsyncd.conf :

    • [backup]

 

    • path = /cygdrive/c/backup

 

    • read only = true

 

  • transfer logging = yes


On LINUX_DEST :

- Use the command below to initiate rsync:

  • rsync -av WIN_SOURCE::backup /var/backup


NB! Keep in mind that the recipe above is suitable for operations within a secure network.