cygwin rsync windows to windows ACL problem

Stephen Zemlicka stevezemlicka at
Mon Oct 1 15:40:35 GMT 2007

I have also noticed that permissions aren't always copied under windows.
I've heard you can use robocopy to do it.  I have not because it hasn't been
critical to my operation but supposedly, you can use something like

ROBOCOPY source destination /XO /XN /XC /E /COPY:ATSOU

After the backup script.  This should not copy any files and just copy the
file permissions and attributes.  Let me know if that helps.

BTW, robocopy is part of the windows 2003 resource kit.

Stephen Zemlicka
Integrated Computer Technologies
PH. 608-558-5926
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Subject: cygwin rsync windows to windows ACL problem

I am having problems using rsync on cygwin to properly copy the
ownership of files from windows to windows.
I am running: rsync -avPA //src_addr/some/path /local/dst/path/

Based on:

ENV: CYGWIN=ntsec tty
I am running this on Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 (a DC), the SRC is
a Windows XP SP2 domain member.
I have tried patching the cygwin rsync source to enable ACL support,
and had this confirmed by rsync --version
This didn't work so I got rsync-acl-2.6.9.tar.bz2 from:
and configured with --enable-acl-support
This still does not work.  Is what I am trying to do not possible,
or am I just doing something wrong?

Thanks for any input.


   - havoc

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