[OT] - Backing Up Windows XP to Linux

Gabriel Gunderson gabe at gundy.org
Wed Oct 4 13:25:38 MDT 2006

On Wed, 2006-10-04 at 15:12 -0400, brianhks at activeclickweb.com wrote:
> This is bad.  If you mount the drive you may as well use cp or copy or
> xcopy.  The real strength of rsync is its extremely low level of  
> network traffic to sync the data.  To do this rsync does checksums on 
> the data so if you run it over a mounted volume it will read all of  
> the date across the wire.  Rsync runs best when there are two  
> instances of rsync running, one on each machine to be synchronized.   
> This way only checksums are passed over the wire before any data is  
> copied.

Good eye.  I was trying to be creative and make it as transparent as
possible on the Windows box.  But, you're right, this would not be a
good solution.  Hmm, back to the drawing board.

Gabriel Gunderson

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