Syncing open files

Dave Dykstra dwd at
Thu May 30 13:07:02 EST 2002

On Wed, May 22, 2002 at 11:57:17AM -0400, dejongm at wrote:
> Just a few quick questions.. 
> Does rsync copy open files? 


> If so, does file integrity remain intact?

No, not if it's being modified while rsync is copying it.

> I'm looking to backup IIS log files and maybe Oracle and SQL Server DB
> files. If rsync isn't appropriate, what would you recommend?

Something application-specific that can work with the locks used by
the products.  Ask the vendors.

> Thanks for your time,
> Mark J. de Jong

- Dave Dykstra

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