rsync + cifs problem

Christian Pinedo christian.pinedo at
Fri Nov 21 13:24:10 GMT 2008

Fabian Cenedese escribió:
> At 11:31 20.11.2008 +0100, Christian Pinedo wrote:
>> I finally have installed cygwin in the windows 2003 machine with rsync,
>> ssh + cron in order to periodically launch the rsync bash script. I'm
>> launching the rsync script from the destination machine. This is a
>> vmware machine.
>> rsync -aqzb --backup-dir=../old_backups --ignore-errors --force --delete
>>  --delete-excluded -e "ssh" root at machine:/dir/ /cygdrive/c/Documents\
>> and\ Settings/versia/Desktop/pruebas_backup/current
>> But I'm suffering the same problem, a lot of following errors:
>> rsync: mkstemp "/cygdrive/c/Document and
>> Settings/versia/Desktop/pruebas_backup/current/dir/files/.1751_pruebas2_000101_2008-08-07_11:04:21_2008-08-07_11:04:36.mp3.uM0RoN"
>> failed: No such file or directory (2)
>> Any idea?
> I don't know if that is the reason and if so what you can do about it
> but it's not allowed to create a folder/file with ':' int it. Try to rename
> the source and see it that works better.
> bye  Fabi

Yes, this was the problem. Thanks Fabian,

Christian Pinedo Zamalloa
Wiside Telecom, Grupo Versia
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