access of windows shadow copy by rsync?

Wayne Davison wayned at
Tue May 16 15:03:30 GMT 2006

On Tue, May 16, 2006 at 01:00:28AM +0200, dirksen at wrote:
> Im trying to access shadow copies under windows XP by rsync.
> Shadow copies may be accessed as a device with the following syntax:
> \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy1

I think you should map that location to a drive letter, such as X: (do
this in your MS Windows setup), and then try accessing it via the normal
/cygdrive/x/... prefix using rsync.


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