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# 43  
Old 03-28-2007
windows to unix folder replication

Perdebro

How do i do it the other way round

eg. Let say, i have a main folder called abc on windows and similar folder on unix.

If i creat any subfolders to abc on windows, how do i replicate the same onto unix.


any help would be greatly appreciated
# 44  
Old 06-18-2008
Directory Recursing

I ran across this script and am hoping what I'm encountering can be easily overcome because this will be invaluable in a server migration I'm working on. I'm able to connect to my ftp server and it logs in. I'm using

Code:
ksh HardFeed -drfv <server> <user> httpdocs

to initiate the script. I get reasonable output for everything in my main directory, then it begins on the sub directories. My first subdirectory is BeTheBoss and it has a subdirectory of images, and HardFeed seems to get through those fine. The 2nd subdirectory is where I run into trouble. I get the following output:

Code:
rm: cannot remove `/tmp/HardFeed.tp.5660.3': No such file or directory
rm: cannot remove `/tmp/HardFeed.ok.5660.3': No such file or directory
httpdocs/BeTheBoss/Binder is a remote directory that already exists
FATAL ERROR: timed out waiting for:
             BeTheBoss-AK66.html

and the script aborts. My directory tree looks something like this:

Code:
/httpdocs/BeTheBoss/images
/httpdocs/Binder

From the looks of it it's using Binder as a subdirectory of BeTheBoss, but I'm not quite sure why. I'm going to try to dig through the script and solve it myself, but I don't know if I have quite enough shell scripting background to manage it.f

Thanks in advance if you beat me to the answer; if I find the fix I'll post back to this forum. Smilie

--Dan
# 45  
Old 06-18-2008
My only guess is that your version of ksh is not handling recursion correctly and is getting lost. I would check to see if any patches to ksh are available.
# 46  
Old 06-19-2008
Data

I checked for updates to ksh and I have the lastest versions installed. I'm using SuSE 10.3. Not sure why I'm having trouble, but it's definitely unfortunate. I was really hoping this would save me time in my attempts to migrate my server. Smilie

--Dan
# 47  
Old 06-19-2008
I read a couple other posts and someone suggested ncftp as a possible alternative. It actually did what I needed. Too bad, HardFeed looked promising, but I'm not sure what was causing the recursion trouble. Smilie

--Dan
# 48  
Old 08-21-2008
Has anyone had success in using HardFeed with Novell. I am currently trying to find ways to backup certain directories on my Novell server. I am wanting to do a one time full back up and then back up just what was changed. I like the -f switch in HardFeed using the timestamp. I have got it up and going but I get the following errors (full command in red) when I try to do a "ksh HardFeed -rdfs novell user /VOL1/test".


mgmcelwee@ROM1BU2:/shared$ ksh HardFeed -rdfs novell mgmcelwee /VOL1/test
password -
WARNING: badly formatted line in directory listing for:
- [RWCEAFMS] mgmcelwee 4 Aug 21 10:57 ./New Text Document.txt
attempting outside-to-inside scan

ERROR: outside-to-inside scan has also failed
giving up on:
- [RWCEAFMS] mgmcelwee 4 Aug 21 10:57 ./New Text Document.txt

WARNING: badly formatted line in directory listing for:
d [RWCEAFMS] mgmcelwee 512 Aug 21 11:22 ./New Folder
attempting outside-to-inside scan

ERROR: outside-to-inside scan has also failed
giving up on:
d [RWCEAFMS] mgmcelwee 512 Aug 21 11:22 ./New Folder

WARNING: badly formatted line in directory listing for:
d [RWCEAFMS] mgmcelwee 512 Aug 21 11:22 ./New Folder (2)
attempting outside-to-inside scan

ERROR: outside-to-inside scan has also failed
giving up on:
d [RWCEAFMS] mgmcelwee 512 Aug 21 11:22 ./New Folder (2)

mgmcelwee@ROM1BU2:/shared$


It appears to me that the directory structure of Novell is not reckonized by HardFeed. Does anyone know how to get this working?

Thanks in advance!
# 49  
Old 09-08-2008
check ncftp - Linux.com :: Upload directories recursively with NcFTP
after logging in, get -R somedir will get you the whole dir recursively.

another advantage is that you could also upload a whole dir.

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