important caveat with Rsync on NT and dayligt savings time

jw schultz jw at
Tue Oct 29 20:33:00 EST 2002

On Tue, Oct 29, 2002 at 09:06:26PM +0100, bart.coninckx at wrote:
> No matter what my understanding's like: the timestamps on the files changed
> after last weekend, resulting in a mismatch between source and destination
> files. I've changed the clock to a timezone one hour ahead to compensate,
> did a "F5" in a particular folder and miraculously the timestamps followed
> along with one hour. Unfortunately, it was already too late for a lot of
> files ...

In your situation you might want to use --modify-window=3600
and each night either reduce the window or apply it to fewer
files.  That way you can spread the load.

You'll need to do this again in April 8-(

Holloween came early for you.

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