How far can you push rsync?

Steven Hanley sjh at
Sun Aug 12 10:19:47 EST 2001

On Sun, Aug 12, 2001 at 09:45:37AM +1000, Howard Lowndes wrote:
> I have a need to cron sync selected partitions on two boxes over a
> network.  The problem is that the partitions are not a file system known
> to Linux, in fact they are Pick D3 file systems.
> Can rsync handle this or does it need to know about the file system?
> If it can handle this what sort of syntax would be likely?

well rsync can be told to treat the fs as one single file, like do rsync
/dev/hda2 or some such, and it will then work happilly with the entire image
and only transfer differences and such.

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