Win32 Version?

Nitin Agarwal nitin.agarwal at
Mon Oct 28 05:23:00 EST 2002

Hi Everybody!!!!!
We are using Rsync on NT/2000 platform to backup files from NT to NT and NT to Unix
There is one problem (could be a bug in cygwin) which i m facing. The problem is
described below:

Rsync services run well till the time the server is logged off (i.e... Server is
switched on... booted... logon screen comes ... rsync workes well.... then we logon
to the server....rsync works well..... then as soon as we logoff from the
server..... rsync HANGS!!!!!!)

After this, we have to restart the service. (Although Rsync service shows as
running and no error events in event viewer as well)....

i have tried many possibilities but no success... please help.!!!!
Thanks in Advance
Nitin Agarwal

bart.coninckx at wrote:

> We use Rsync on NT very intensively. In fact, right now I backup about 25
> servers across WAN-links with the lates version of Rsync. You can compile
> it yourself to a Win32 binary by using the incredible Cygwin utilities
> (
> Rgds,
> Bart Coninckx
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>                     rsync-admin at lists        Subject:     Win32 Version?
>                     10/25/2002 07:27
> Howdy...
> I have searched the archives, and even read what has been posted on the
> site regarding a Win32 port of rsync.  Though I have found a problem with
> everything.  The URLs for building your own, or downloading the compiled
> binaries for the Win32 platform are no longer valid.  Therein the problem
> lies, as the information is outdated, and still easily available on the
> site publicly.
> I imagine there are a few, and I mean a spare few, that are still using
> Windows 95, but most have moved onto either Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows
> NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows .NET, but not necessarily to
> Unix, Linux, Solaris, AIX, or other non-Microsoft platform.
> I have downloaded the source code, and though I have not had a chance in
> which to look over it thoroughly, I hope to eventually develop enough
> familiarity so that I can port it over to the Win32, Win64, and .NET
> platforms.
> I know some of you may think that I am off my rocker when I mention the
> Win64 platform, but what you don't know is that Microsoft now has a 64-bit
> version of Windows XP, which can address 16 terabytes
> (18,446,744,073,709,551,616 bytes) of memory.  I am just not sure if they
> have released it yet for purchase, but I do have authorized access to it,
> along with its support/diagnostic utilities.
> Now here is my question/suggestion...
> What is the current interest in a port of rsync to the Microsoft Windows
> platform?
> Is anyone interested in helping port rsync to the Microsoft Windows
> platform?
> I have a currently active Universal MSDN subscription, which includes
> Visual Studio 6.0 Enterprise, and Visual Studio .NET Enterprise Architect,
> and would be willing to provide any resources I have to this project if
> there is enough interest.  In addition to this, I also have the Catalyst
> SocketTools Enterprise Edition library, should it be needed.
> For those who are interested, I would prefer an off-list reply, otherwise I
> may miss the message as it passes through my e-mail filters, and is placed
> in a different folder.
> Richard
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