How far can you push rsync?
sjh at svana.org
Sun Aug 12 15:20:34 EST 2001
On Sun, Aug 12, 2001 at 10:29:11AM +1000, sfr at canb.auug.org.au wrote:
> I thought this once as well, but it won't work as rsync does not do
> update in place. i.e. (even if it would sync the contents of a block
> device - which I don't think it will) it would create a temporary copy
> of /dev/hda2 and when it was finuished it would rename it over the old one
> and you would end up with one (presumably very large) file (not device)
> called /dev/hda2 - probably not what you want :-)
well if you want to archive a file system remotely, you can jjust have it
stored as a large file on the remote machine, so umount the fs (so it wont
change while rsync is playing with it.
rsync -e ssh -v /dev/hda1 backup at remote:/data/backups/weirdfs.img
this means you get the advantages of rsync at least.
Of course this is probably not what the person wants.
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