rsync on Windows questions

Fabian Cenedese Cenedese at
Fri Jul 1 09:31:15 UTC 2016

At 10:35 01.07.2016, Fabian Cenedese wrote:
>At 10:12 01.07.2016, Simon Hobson wrote:
>>> I'm having problems with the user rights. The backup works
>>> ok but after restoring some files I can't access them.
>>That's to be expected.
>>NTFS has a very rich permissions system and rsync won't be capturing that. While it's a PITA, your best best is resetting permissions after restore. It's probably as 'simple' (for your own documents etc) to select the top level folder they are in, go to permissions, and have Windows re-apply them recursively - but as to the exact steps, I can't remember as Windows is something I avoid as much as I can get away with.
>I know how to do it (or at least managed to do it manually), but this backup
>and restore should also be usable for "normal" users that don't know about
>or don't want to fiddle with access rights.

I'm now trying the MinGW/MSYS rsync. That is older (3.0.8) but seems to
work much better concerning user rights.


bye  Fabi

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