Rsync service on Win2k?
John Morgan Salomon
john at zog.net
Tue Dec 3 13:07:00 EST 2002
do the permissions for SYSTEM have to be explicit? I've just given full
I've also been trying
cygrunsrv -I "RSYNC" -d "Rsync daemon" -p /usr/bin/rsync.exe -a
"--config=/etc/rsyncd.conf --daemon --no-detach"
My /etc/rsyncd.conf file:
$ cat /etc/rsyncd.conf
use chroot = false
strict modes = false
log file = /var/log/rsyncd.log
path = /tmp/rsync
comment = rsync temp dir
There are no log entries in /var/log/rsyncd.log...
mount -m yields:
$ mount -m
mount -f -u -b "C:/cygwin/bin" "/usr/bin"
mount -f -u -b "C:/cygwin/lib" "/usr/lib"
mount -f -u -b "C:/cygwin" "/"
mount -b --change-cygdrive-prefix "/cygdrive"
Thanks to everyone for the help and tips so far.
Max Bowsher wrote:
>John Morgan Salomon <john at zog.net> wrote:
>>I'm hoping someone could give me a quick tip or two on getting rsync
>>working as a Win2k service. I'm not real proficient with Win2k, so
>> be gentle. The posts I could
>>find in the archive all seeem to have gotten past this basic problem!
>>I've installed the latest Cygwin, as well as the Cygwin rsync package.
>>cygrunsrv -I "rsyncd" -d "Rsync daemon" -p /usr/bin/rsync.exe -a
>>installs the service; rsyncd.exe --config=/etc/rsyncd.conf --daemon
>>runs it from a bash shell,
>>but I can't seem to start it either using cygrunsrv -S "rsyncd", or
>>from the Services manager.
>>I've also tried with --no-detach and -e CYGWIN='binmode tty ntsec' on
>>the cygrunsrv command line,
>>as described at http://acd.ucar.edu/~fredrick/win2k/rsync/
>>Lastly, I tried getting it running via srvany.exe (from the Win2k
>>resource kit) and srvinstw, with
>>even less intelligible output.
>cygrunsrv is definitely the way to go, not srvany.
>--no-detach is *required*.
>--config=/etc/rsyncd.conf should be a no-op, as that is the default path to
>Is there any output in /var/log/rsyncd.log ?
>Post your rsyncd.conf and the output of "mount -m".
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