Cygwin: Back up open files?

Linus Hicks lihicks at
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?


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