[Dirvish] Backing up Windows: Currently broken (current cwRsync & current Cygwin)?

Bernd Haug haug at berndhaug.net
Fri Jun 22 00:48:27 UTC 2007


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I recently set up a friend with dirvish (on Ubuntu 6.06 Desktop 64bit).

Backing up his laptop (OSX 10.4.9) worked like a charm.

His wife's laptop (Windows XP Pro) doesn't do the job, neither with  
the rsync from cwRsync nor with the current Cygwin version (2.6  
series) - it starts the transfer as expected but stalls at always  
around 3MB. It's not generally the exact same amount (or even  
generally the same file), but it's always in the same region.

A quick google turned up some timing problems on Windows that have  
ostensibly been fixed in late 2.5 versions; nothing else that seemed  
useful.

I've suppressed the -x option already as that is reported to cause  
weirdness on Windows.

Any more ideas or similar observations?

I distinctly remember dirvish working fine with Windows2k boxen using  
Cygwin, I'd /really/ love to get there again.

lg, Bernd
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