Any tricks for b/r of Windows?

Shachar Shemesh rsync at
Wed Feb 9 16:26:33 GMT 2005

Tuc wrote:

>>You will probably have to do a repair install of Windows to get it booting
>	I realize this might be drifting towards "Off Topic", but why would
>that be? I did the same type install, same source, same everything. I'm
>using the FreeBSD loader to chain to the Windows so I would imagine that
>everything is pretty much the same.
Because chaining actually means "run another boot block". The boot block 
must be set up properly on the new machine. The only way (that I know 
of) to achieve that with windows is to run the repair installation.

>	The other issue I seem to have alot is that it wants to transfer
>all the files over and over each time. (using -av --delete -z) The timestamps
>don't seem to be sticking properly.
 From the rsync manual:

>        --modify-window
>               When comparing two timestamps rsync treats the 
> timestamps as being equal if they are  within  the  value  of
>               modify_window.  This  is  normally  zero,  but  you may 
> find it useful to set this to a larger value in some
>               situations. In particular, when transferring to Windows 
> FAT filesystems which cannot represent times with  a
>               1 second resolution --modify-window=1 is useful.

Are you on FAT?

>		Thanks, Tuc

Shachar Shemesh
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