Backing RPC to PC via network

Backing RPC to PC via network

Post by fornewsgro » Mon, 17 May 2004 05:17:34


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If you use Lanman98 it is that easy as long as you leave the notype box
unticked (from memory, check help docs) all the files appear correctly
typed.

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Post by Michael Ch » Mon, 17 May 2004 05:57:31

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Excellent.

Thanks

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Post by Jamie Stev » Mon, 17 May 2004 07:56:58

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[Snip]


Did exactly the same this week, as I needed to format my RPC hard discs -
took a while to move 15GB there and back on the 10Mb Ethernet, but everything
is working fine.

I can't remember if my shares are setup with notypes - I've never seen any
difference.

Jamie.

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Post by Michael Ch » Mon, 17 May 2004 09:17:50

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Just finished copying it over. Phew! For some reason the notype box needs
to be ticked to preserve the filetypes when you drag it back from the PC to
the RPC.

Michael

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Post by Tim Howart » Mon, 17 May 2004 17:30:54

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If you are going to do this regularly then a good idea is to use
directory synchronisation software - i.e. in subsequent backups it will
just change what it needs to rather copying the whole of you RISC OS
data.

Probably...

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

(Not sure how it copes with datestamps.)


That doesn't make sense, you should have the directory viewer with a
title of

LanMan98::Mybackup.$

LanMan98#notypes::Mybackup.$

If you drag back with #notypes you will create files at Acorn end with
filetype comma extensions - e.g. MyImpDoc,bc5

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Post by Michael Ch » Mon, 17 May 2004 19:02:28

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Hmm, I see what you mean. I've just created a new link in LanMan98 to the place where the backup is and made sure that notypes is UNticked and this drags them back okay. I presume that this shouldbe Unticked when both backing up to the PC and dragging back?

Thanks

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Post by Matthew Me » Tue, 18 May 2004 02:16:52

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Just the application I was after (a RISC OS Robocopy :-), but it doesn't
appear to handle incrementals too well when copying to a LanMan98 (or
LanManFS filing system - ADFS is OK). It wants to copy over unchanged
files. A 'compare' after an initial synchronisation suggests that
secondary files are 'newer' than the files location within the primary
directory.

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Post by Alex Waug » Tue, 18 May 2004 02:39:05

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YABU (available from my website) might be be able to handle this better
is it creates a list of the files it copied and only compares the source
file's datestamps with the list and not the copied file's datestamp.

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Post by Tim Howart » Tue, 18 May 2004 05:16:53

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Ooh, didn't mention that (robocopy) as I thought no one would know it -
lovely simple prog we do our school backups with.


I tried a quick test after posting this morning and yes it fails with
Lanman98, that's why I said;



I think it's because Windows stores file datestamps accurate to 1 second
whereas RISC OS is accurate to the centisecond.

It might be worth a request to David Pilling for a fuzzy datestamp
check option, i.e. if same stamp within 2 seconds then is same file (and
is same size!).

(Especially as he has a Windows version of SyncDiscs.)

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Post by Jeremy C B » Tue, 18 May 2004 06:07:11

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!DirSync (by Jan-Jaap van der Geer;
http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ) has various options, including a
setting that equates timestamps that are within a couple of sconds of
each other.

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Post by Tim Howart » Tue, 18 May 2004 17:56:58

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Thanks, I think I've seen that one in the past but....

It seems to be too highly featured, in particular having a display of
mismatches might get rather cumbersome if comparing with many changes.

A simple tool which ensures backup matches source is all that is needed.

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Post by Chris Walk » Thu, 20 May 2004 03:19:28

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Have you seen !Back_it by Stuart Halliday? It's shareware but is good.

URL is http://www.yqcomputer.com/

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Post by druc » Fri, 28 May 2004 09:17:13


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Or filenames matching any of the old DOS reserved names such as CON, PRN, LPT
etc - even the latest version of Windows supports these and will either give
errors or hang the copy if it tries to write to the parallel port with
nothing attached.

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