General :: Rsync - Cygwin On XP - Delete Flag Not Working

Aug 4, 2009

I installed cygwin with rsync on a Win XP Machine. My goal is to backup a folder from one hard drive to another (both on XP machine).

I run the following command from a batch file:

Works fine except the --delete flag is not working. Copies everything in source to destination, but doesn't delete some extra files that are present on the destination, but aren't on the source, which it's supposed to. I looked at the rsync man page, and I'm doing everything right... such as not using wildcard.

The same command works perfect on another computer (XP machine; source and dest both on XP machine).

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General :: What Is Rsync Flag To Ignore Permissions

Apr 8, 2010

I am using Rsync to backup files to a another machine, the users on my fileserver do not exist on the backup server so Rsync throws errors about the permissions. It copies the files fine but I want to get rid of the errors and have Rsync ignore the permissions when backing up.
/backup is a mounted ftp directory

Below is the current command and output:
root@Fileserver:~# rsync -av --delete /shared/fileshare/ /backup/backup
building file list ... done
created directory /backup/backup
manager/ .....
rsync: chown "/backup/backup/manager/.chironfs.txt.c6MbJ7" failed: Operation not permitted (1)
rsync: chown "/backup/backup/manager/.cronman.txt.hdBG4P" failed: Operation not permitted (1) .....
sent 211115 bytes received 274 bytes 7686.87 bytes/sec
total size is 210263 speedup is 0.99
rsync error: some files could not be transferred (code 23) at main.c(977) [sender=2.6.9]

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These three lines perform well in that they make a full transfer of the fileserv:/home/ directory on fileserv to the appropriate place on sm-i222 using rsync. I use rsync instead of scp because I have to traverse subdirectories and symbolic links in the /home/... filesystem on fileserv. What I'm looking to do is use rsync to do an incremental transfer/backup of only the files that have changed since the last full backup. I'll manage the times I do this manually or in crontab. A colleague says this is do-able, but not how. says this is do-able but not how. Cygwin says this is do-able... see I believe what I'm looking for is a single rsync line like I have above that only transfers the changed files on fileserv to sm-i222.

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The problem is it does not delete files that has been removed from my local system?
I run the command as root on the local system.

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Jul 9, 2010

im using rsync to sync files across multiple machines.

using the following:

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--delete --delete-excluded --force --exclude=.git --exclude=.bundle
--exclude=tmp --exclude=log/* --exclude=*.log --exclude=*.pid
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I want to exclude all log files from being transferred from the src to dest and delete all existing ones on the destination so im using --exclude=*.log with --delete-excluded which works great ...

but i want to keep a certain log file intact on the destination. I want a --exclude-from-delete option

Is this possible with rsync?

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To show it visually: [URL]

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The problem is that the scripts work and run fine from the commandline. Just not when called from the crontab. I'm running from the root equivalent administrator UID. The crontab log files are empty of errors.

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in inetd.conf I use default setting:

But after telnet the server, it will just stop at:

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