File Locking under Windows - a solution ?
mpickard at visitlondon.com
Tue Sep 5 13:24:02 GMT 2006
We are currently using Rsync (with cygwin) to propagate static files
from a preview server (Windows) to our live servers (Windows) on demand.
Unfortunately, because the live servers are *live*, inevitably some of
the files we mean to update are in use and therefore locked by the
windows filesystem. Since they are locked, they are not updated, and our
servers get out of synch.
Does anyone know of a way this locking can be overridden ? - is it
possible to 'force' updates ? it is important that all live servers have
There is an option to bring down each server, update the relevant
directories, and bring the server back up: but this is highly
undesirable. Updates are daily at least, and sometimes may occur
half-a-dozen times a day.
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