moving Cygwin64 to another drive

Brian Inglis
Sat Sep 24 01:26:00 GMT 2016

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 with
>     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.
> where
>     $ 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.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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