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rsync fails to copy (both 2.4.6-1 and 2.5.5-0.1) maybe other ways to copy?

Does anyone have experience with rsync?  I heard it was 
simple and fast and the best choice for simple real time backups.

I am trying to copy the whole drive from a Win2000 Server to a Debian box 
over the LAN for backup. The whole 2000 drive is mounted on my /mnt directory.
This is the command I use:
steelhead:~# rsync -av --ignore-errors --force /mnt /home/andy/serverbackup

With rsync 2.5.5-0.1 I keep getting this error:
send_files failed to open //mnt/pagefile.sys: Text file busy
wrote 1997693597 bytes  read 311316 bytes  798403.56 bytes/sec
total size is 3608114930  speedup is 1.81
rsync error: partial transfer (code 23) at main.c(578)

I rolled back to rsync 2.4.6-1 to try an older version and this time it 
copies a few gigs but then hangs when it hits file in the c:\ root directory. 
I am not sure why.  Google shows a ton of returns on the partial transfer
error but I can't find any solutions out there.

Should I just use cp or maybe tar?  What do you all use for this kind
of simple backup?


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