AlexK - 3:47 pm on Mar 11, 2010 (gmt 0)
maybe there is a Windows version of rsync too?
Many implementations, all of which (?) are standard rsync via Cygwin [cygwin.com]. The bundle I use is cwRsync [itefix.no] from ITeF!x (what a dreadful name!). Contains a very bare minimum of Cygwin - just a couple of DLLs. Combining this with Pageant [chiark.greenend.org.uk] from PuTTY plus TextPad [textpad.com] enables one-touch updates direct from Windows home machine to remote Linux server, or backups in the reverse direction.
I also use rsync extensively between a home linux server & remote server via Bash scripts. I have found 2 main advantages of Linux over XP in this experience: