On 9/24/10 2:58 AM, Marcus Hardt wrote:
>> 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.
> The trouble I had restoring files happened on both OSes: Windows and Linux
> (via GRML Live-CD). My understanding is that Linux respects the NTFS
> permissions and didn't overwrite the files.

So in that case windows was not running but you were writing to the NTFS 
filesystem with linux?  That should at least eliminate the open file issue. 
Rsync might have a better chance than tar in this situation but I'd still 
problems when trying to restore windows system files with programs that don't 
completely understand windows filesystem permissions.

   Les Mikesell

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