backup file to win98 system

Fabian Cenedese Cenedese at
Wed Sep 17 09:22:28 GMT 2008

At 14:35 17.09.2008 +0530, you wrote:
>Hi...rsync working fine for my fedora 5 box to fedora 9 box.  Now i want to take back of my folder /home/rajiv to a windows 98 box...Shared a folder in win98 system for full access but do not know how to take backup...tried with the following but got error message
>[root at myserver ~]# rsync -aPrv /data/stock/ //<>
>sending incremental file list
>rsync: mkdir "//<>" failed: No such file or directory (2)
>rsync error: error in file IO (code 11) at main.c(567) [receiver=3.0.2]
>rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (9 bytes received so far) [sender]
>rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(635) [sender=3.0.2]
>rsync -aPrv /home/rajiv/ //<>
>ip 75 is my win98 it possible to do this?

You need to mount your Win98 partition, then you can access it like:

rsync /source /mnt/Win98partition

If you don't want that you need to run rsync on Win98 as server.
Look out for cwrsync (rsync with cygwin). But I don't know if
or how good that works on Win98.

bye  Fabi

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