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Is there a way to do an atomic transaction rsync using cwrsync on Windows?

Meaning: I want the sync to fully complete or 'roll back' in the way that it's not being finalized, for example when a network connectivity problem occurs during a sync processs.

On the web, I found this

and was wondering whether there's similar solution for cwrsync on Windows?

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--delay-updates         put all updated files into place at end

I don't know if it does what you want.

Either that, or duplicate the folder before rsync, rsync the dupe, then mv. It is still efficient wrt. to network bandwidth. edit: (maybe if you andd --inplace it becomes somewhat more efficient wrt. to local I/O).

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