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Re: Rsync and FAT32
Thank you for your polite reply.
The issue at hand is of a more generic nature and (if Google is any witness) is rather old. I am referring to the well known problem of cygwin (at least, when rsync is used) not properly handling NTFS permissions, thus resulting in folders and files that are no longer deletable, therefore updatable, therefore usable.
I thought that, by using a FAT32 partition, perhaps permissions would no longer be a problem. Is this a valid thought?
I doubt that no-one in the list was never faced with a similar situation. If so, i would deeply appreciate knowledge of an rsync alternative.
On Mar 9, 2011, at 6:26 PM, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
> On 3/9/2011 10:38 AM, Panos Katergiathis wrote:
>> Hello all
>> I am getting all too tired with rsync messing up permissions as i
>> backup my linux servers to my windows 7 machine.
>> So, a simple question: if i use a fat32 partition for storing these
>> backups, can i hope that i will stop seeing various "permission
>> denied" errors?
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> A: Yes.
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