[feature request] Modify --backup option to make backups on source side, too

Matt McCutchen hashproduct+rsync at gmail.com
Tue Oct 16 02:17:27 GMT 2007

On 10/15/07, Aaron Digulla <digulla at hepe.com> wrote:
> Thanks. I'll try to convince my bosses to see this as "payment" for
> using rsync :-) I just hope I can find a simple way to build rsync on
> Windows ... I guess I'll try with Cygwin since I already have that
> installed and I could build GhostPCL with it. Or do you recommend
> something else?

Rsync on Cygwin is very well supported; unfortunately, remote copies
sometimes hang due to deficiencies in Cygwin.  I recommend that you
try Cygwin first and then, if the hang becomes a problem, Interix.

> This is for a production system which goes online Q1 2008. Should I use
> the latest stable version of rsync (2.6.9) or will there be a release of
> 3.0 until then?

Rsync 3.0.0 is in pre-releases now.  Chances are very good that the
final release will be comfortably before Q1 2008.


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