Windows backup API in rsync port?

Tomasz Chmielewski mangoo at
Fri Mar 28 16:26:13 GMT 2008

Windows systems have a great "feature" - even administrators can't 
access files for which they don't have permissions (I'm not talking 
about files exclusively opened, which is something else).

To read files which are normally inaccessible because of insufficient 
permissions, Windows administrator can use Windows backup API. 
Unfortunately, rsync Windows port doesn't seem to use this feature.

There was a similar thread about it 4 years ago - did anything change in 
rsync from this time?

Tomasz Chmielewski

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