Rsync on shares issue

L. V. Lammert lvl at
Wed Mar 9 07:50:51 MST 2011

On Wed, 9 Mar 2011 Chad.Franks at wrote:

> rsync  -auvrlt --progress --stats --delete "/cygdrive/v/SHARE/"
> The issue is there is a another share on this server  called "shared",
> this points to the same /SHARE/ folder.  Rsync is creating two different
> folders on the destination server one called SHARE and on called SHARED,
> and then its duplicating the data to both folders....  Is shared is not
> a physical folder why is rsync see it as such?
Why do you have "SHARED" under "SHARE"? Move it out from under "SHARE" or
exclude it (--exclude). AFAIK, there is no reliable way to distinguish
links from physical files on NTFS.


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