cygwin rsync windows to windows ACL problem

havoc havoc at
Mon Oct 1 15:49:45 GMT 2007

Does robocopy handle partial transfers, and backups of changed deleted files?
My reason for wanting rsync is to maintain a mirror, and accomplish 
incremental backups via --backup --backup-dir=<blah> with rsync.

On Monday 01 October 2007, Stephen Zemlicka wrote:
> 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.
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> havoc
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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:
> and:
>h tml
> 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


   - havoc

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