I am using rsync via cygwin to create incremental backups from a Windows 8.1 machine. It worked perfect for over a year. But a few weeks ago it started to re-copy existing files (and these files have a wrong modification date on the backup disc.)
The files that are re-copied are always executables: exe, bat, js, vbs, dll
The command line is the following:
rsync.exe "-rltv" "--progress" "--hard-links" "--delete" "--ignore-errors" "--force" "--link-dest=../../2016.07.04_09.52.23/?????" "/cygdrive/G/?????/" "/cygdrive/W/?????/2016.08.15_13.18.49/?????"
I tried disabling my anti-virus protection, but no luck.
What is causing this problem? Why is the modification date suddenly wrong transferred? And why for executables only?
Lately I found out the issue I have has someone else too, except he is using a different application: http://www.2brightsparks.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=11567 Seems like a Windows copy-file issue...?