Cygwin: Back up open files?

Karsten Violka kav at
Wed Aug 10 09:13:02 GMT 2005

Dear rsync developers,

is there a solution to backup open files with rsync on windows? 
Microsoft provides a SDK for Volume Shadow Copies on XP and 2003, there 
is even a commandline tool to create snapshots for backups.

Could this be combined with the cygwin-version of rsync? I don't think 
cygwin can copy from a windows devicename like


best regards,

Karsten Violka
Staff Editor
c't Magazine

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