Cygwin: Back up open files?
lihicks at gpi.com
Thu Oct 13 17:57:18 GMT 2005
Ronan Guilfoyle wrote:
> I'm going a little further than that;
> The script backs up all open files on the server, but I sync them
> directly to a standby server with Exchange installed (services are shut
> down to allow me to write to the databases).
> The same scripts also transfer SQL databases and general office docs.
> My particular Exchange issue is that the Rsync delta transfer does not
> seem to find much similatities between copies of the PRIV1.EDB. These
> copies are made a few days apart so there should be minimal data
> differences, possibly a few hundred mails but no more. The Sync seems
> to transfer the whole file again (or nearly the whole file).
You said in your original post that you are doing a nightly defrag on your .EDB
files. Doesn't that basically rearrange the whole file? Have you tried not doing
the nightly defrag to see how much data rsync transfers?
More information about the rsync