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

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

rsync on win32 is flakey, and probably always has been. I used it for
about a year at my previous job for backups, it worked most of the time
but often the initial transfer took several tries, provided the amount
of data was limited it was usually successful.

if its a one time copy then I reccomend using tar. also, pushing the files
to a linux box instead of pulling them from(that is, initiating the rsync
from the remote side) seemed more reliable for me at the time. I used
the cygwin distribution on win32, and compiled a new version of rsync
from source though the end results weren't all that much different, enough
of a difference to rely upon it more or less though.


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