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Backup issues

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About a week ago I posted a message regarding rsync 
readlink WINDOWS/FONTS/TT0084M_.TTF: Too many open files in system

Where I was mounting my wife's exported Windows C: drive. 

After some fiddling I decided to try a straight copy using the cp

cp -av $FROM $TO

Other than it copies every file where I had rsync set up to exclude some
files and also only copy what did not change, cp worked perfectly. 

My thoughts are that either rsync is trying to be very smart by trying
to do a lot of stuff in parallel or it is failing to close some files. 

(BTW: I am maintaining essentially a mirror of my wife's system rather
than a classic archival backup). 

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Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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