Rsync and files which are in use

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Wed Dec 17 02:09:27 EST 2003

Jim Salter wrote:
>> I have a problem when I use rsync version 2.5.6  protocol version 26
>> to
> copy
>> files from one server to another.
>> It doesn't seem to copy all files. As far as i can tell it doesn't
>> copy files which are in use at that time.
>> Since among other things i am rsyncing web pages some are always in
>> use. 
> What OS are you running on the rsync server and client?  Handling of
> open files differs from OS to OS; experience has taught me that (for
> example) FreeBSD can generally rsync or otherwise read/copy open
> files transparently, whereas Win* will absolutely refuse access to
> open files ==> rsync's out of luck.    
> Jim Salter
> JRS Systems

Sorry: I am running a system with debian, testing release and the 2.4.23

Rsync doens't give any errors. Some files and dirs just aren't there after
rsync completes.

Machiel Kuitert

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