cygwin rsync windows to windows ACL problem
stevezemlicka at gmail.com
Mon Oct 1 16:22:59 GMT 2007
I have synced terabytes of data across DSL connections using robocopy with
no problem. Robocopy is just as fast as rsync on whole files and I find it
to be even faster on folders with large numbers of small files (though I
hear the next release of rsync is supposed to speed that up).
However, if you must use rsync, you can still use the robocopy that I
specified earlier. Rsync would be responsible for all the file copying and
robocopy would be responsible for only the attributes and permissions.
Since rsync is a *nix utility, I doubt much effort will be put into
compatibility with windows permissions.
Integrated Computer Technologies
E-Mail stevezemlicka at gmail.com
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Sent: Monday, October 01, 2007 11:00 AM
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Subject: Re: cygwin rsync windows to windows ACL problem
Unfortunately I don't think it will work.
We have two offices in the same corporate park connected by an unreliable
radio backhaul, and several terabytes of data to sync daily, hence my desire
to get rsync working :(
PS: I will definitely check out robocopy for other uses, thank you :)
On Monday 01 October 2007, Stephen Zemlicka wrote:
> Robocopy does copy only the new or changed files. However it does copy
> whole files (similar to the -W switch in rsync). I use robocopy whenever
> already have a secure connection (VPN) or when my backups don't include
> large (multi GB) database files. To see if robocopy will work by itself
> for you, add the -W switch and see if that's acceptable. It'll take a bit
> longer for changed files but will be just as fast for new files.
> Stephen Zemlicka
> Integrated Computer Technologies
> PH. 608-558-5926
> E-Mail stevezemlicka at gmail.com
> -----Original Message-----
> From: rsync-bounces+stevezemlicka=gmail.com at lists.samba.org
> [mailto:rsync-bounces+stevezemlicka=gmail.com at lists.samba.org] On Behalf
> Sent: Monday, October 01, 2007 10:50 AM
> To: rsync at lists.samba.org
> Subject: Re: cygwin rsync windows to windows ACL problem
> Does robocopy handle partial transfers, and backups of changed deleted
> 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.
> > _____________________________
> > Stephen Zemlicka
> > Integrated Computer Technologies
> > PH. 608-558-5926
> > E-Mail stevezemlicka at gmail.com
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: rsync-bounces+stevezemlicka=gmail.com at lists.samba.org
> > [mailto:rsync-bounces+stevezemlicka=gmail.com at lists.samba.org] On Behalf
> > havoc
> > Sent: Monday, October 01, 2007 9:59 AM
> > To: rsync at lists.samba.org
> > 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:
> > http://firstname.lastname@example.org/msg18920.html
> > 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:
> > http://mattmccutchen.net/myrsync/
> > 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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