Monday, December 24, 2007

Windows + ext2/ext3 access

As of Ubuntu 7.10, we now have read/write access to NTFS drives via ntfs-3g. But what about the other way around? I just needed that ability today to get a file from my linux install. Since I'm too lazy to reboot twice; and since windows boots up very slow, I don't wan't to do this everytime I need a file from the other partition.

A bit of google searching and I found this app called the 'Ext2 Installable File System for Windows' which allowed me to mount my linux partitions to my preferred drive letter. It gives me read and write (root) access to those files - very cool.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Copying files using rsync

Use rsync to copy files to files between servers through ssh with continue option:
rsync -P --rsh=ssh from_machine:/path/to/source.file destination/path
-P is the same as '--partial --progress'