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Re: moving Cygwin64 to another drive

Ernie Rael wrote:
On 9/23/2016 4:28 PM, Brian Inglis wrote:
On 2016-09-23 17:11, Ernie Rael wrote:
I found a thread,,
from last year where Corinna suggests the following (which works for her; she notes YMMV)
        robocopy C:\cygwin64 F:\cygwin64 /e /purge /z /copyall /sl
On Win7, I'm on a old cygwin installation (thought I'd copy to more spacious disk before updating) I tried this command after ssh to an admin account, but the command terminates.
	Not sure if it is important, but are you on the old machine,
trying to copy local files to the new machine?  Wasn't clear.

    100%        New File                 210        shells
    100%        New File                1595        ssh_config
                New File                 668 ssh_host_dsa_key
2016/09/23 14:54:53 ERROR 5 (0x00000005) Copying File C:\cygwin64\etc\ssh_host_dsa_key
    Access is denied.
    $ ls -l ssh_host_dsa_key
-rw------- 1 cyg_server Administrators 668 Apr 20 2014 ssh_host_dsa_key
I don't know much about windows. Any ideas on how to get this to work?

Run robocopy as admin from an elevated command shell (bash or cmd) with Administrator privileges.

Simply running as admin doesn't solve the problem.
	Yeah... I had a similar problem.  Wanted to copy my Win7 cygwin
install to another machine (WinXPx64). I also had problems with permission denied as an admin -- in my case, I think they were common cygwin DLL's. I think they were inuse -- and somehow that prevented them being copied.
	In my case, I was aided by having the other machines 'C' drive
network mounted on Z:\.  I was able to copy the couple (3 actually)
of files that failed, manually, to old-machine's /tmp.  There they weren't
files that would be in use && then I could copy them across the net with
anything.  Since both machines had write access to each other's C: drive,
I copied the files from old's /tmp to the bin & lib directories where these
files lived.  Once that was done it started functioning.

	Maybe that will give you some ideas?  I was sorta in the dark as
to what was causing the failure as well, so I poked about... ;-)

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