[Dirvish] Backing up Windows: Currently broken (current cwRsync
& current Cygwin)?
Eric V. Smith
eric at trueblade.com
Fri Jun 22 02:16:21 UTC 2007
> A quick google turned up some timing problems on Windows that have
> ostensibly been fixed in late 2.5 versions; nothing else that seemed
> I've suppressed the -x option already as that is reported to cause
> weirdness on Windows.
> Any more ideas or similar observations?
Last year I gave a presentation where I discussed this.
Around page 13 it talks about Windows. The approach that I know works
involves running rsync as a daemon, not running through sshd. The last
time I tried rsync over ssh, about 6 months ago, it still didn't work
under cygwin's version of sshd.
I spent a lot of time on this, including writing my own ssh server under
Windows. I got my sshd server to work, but I had some buffering issues
which made it crawl. Maybe I'll try a newer version of cygwin's sshd.
If I ever get it to work, you can be sure I'll report it here.
Hope that helps.
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