Rsync, cygwin and seemingly random deleting of files problem
Toby D. Watson
t.d.watson at durham.ac.uk
Mon Mar 21 13:31:53 GMT 2005
I am running Rsync (2.6.3) on Windows Server 2003 via Cygwin, performing
a pseudo-local sync (t: is a mapped NAS).
The Rsync command I am using is below, but I am having a problem whereby
certain files are being deleted, seemingly at random. I am using the
--delete flag. These files are not actually deleted as they are then
transferred back in the sync process. However, this is a touch worrying.
I have found reference to this problem in several posts in the archive,
as far back as 2002, so there seems to be some history. However, I can't
find any solutions to this or official confirmation as to whether this
is a problem or something do with user error!
If anyone has any suggestions at all, that would be very much appreciated.
c:\cygwin\bin\rsync.exe --verbose --progress --stats --archive --delete
"/cygdrive/c/Users Shared Folders/t.d.watson" /cygdrive/t/t.d.watson
(I have also tried with --modify-window=1, but this makes no difference).
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