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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 (list@firman.us) [021218 12:10]:
> 
> 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.

don't back up pagefile.sys.  It's a swap file.

good times,
Vineet

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

I say rsync is the way to go, since it handles incremental changes
within files, which can be a very good thing, especially for large files
with frequent little changes.

> 
> Thanks,
> Andy
> 
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