Managing spaces and accents to backup a windows box was : Re: [Dirvish] (no subject)

hanj mailing at
Sun Jan 14 22:21:19 PST 2007

On Sun, 14 Jan 2007 22:36:03 +0100
Rémi Boulle <rboulle at> wrote:

> I have got just a little doubt...
> After backing up this windows box, I have 1 error mentionned at the end 
> of my log file : RESULTS: warnings = 0, errors = 1. The summary one 
> contains a line with "Status: error (23) -- partial transfer"
> The rsync_error one contains :
> ****
> *** Execution cycle 4 ***
> rsync: send_files failed to open "/cygdrive/c/Documents and 
> Settings/Val\351rie/NTUSER.DAT": Device or resource busy (16)
> rsync: send_files failed to open "/cygdrive/c/Documents and 
> Settings/Val\351rie/ntuser.dat.LOG": Device or resource busy (16)
> rsync error: some files could not be transferred (code 23) at main.c(1173)
> ****
> All the execution cycles contains the same lines.
> Is it the error mentionned in the log ?
> Anyway, I will exclude those files later. I forgot to do that. They are 
> useless.
> Thanks.
> @+
> Rémi.


You'll run into this with all 'locked' files on windows. You can use
NTBACKUP to backup your documents and settings, since it uses shadow
copy (I believe). I do this on a couple of machines, since profiles are
critical for restoring. Unfortunately the bkf files are rather large,
and they'll change every time, so you'll be backing that file every
time.. eating up your disk. Another example of needing this is backing
up your Outlook.pst file, etc. This is when backing up windows really


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