On 9/23/2010 12:47 PM, Michael Stowe wrote:
>> I really don't think that would work.
> It would not work, nor is it possible, since Windows can't delete files
> that are in use.

Rsync normally creates a tmp file with a different name which is renamed 
when complete.  Tar would just truncate and write on top of the old. 
Both would fail on windows open files.

> For restoring an entire XP box, this procedure worked for me:
> http://www.goodjobsucking.com/?p=219

Another approach is to use something like clonezilla or ghost to do OS 
images periodically to get something to bring up a replacement disk 
quickly, then restore the user data from backuppc.

   Les Mikesell

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