Limit consumption of space on destination?

Jamie Pratt jamie at
Wed Feb 6 02:18:39 EST 2002

quotas arent that bad really - check this doc out and you'll have it going in no time..


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On 2/2/2002 at 12:33 AM Anonymous wrote:

>>I've just started using rsync, and it's way cool.
>>I checked the FAQ, the broken mailing list archive search function, and
>>scanned the archives, but didn't see this mentioned.  I presume it's a
>>fairly common need:
>>I'm mirroring files automatically and daily from one site to another,
>>and anticipate the day when the size of the files may exceed the size of
>>the destination disk.  Rather than take up the whole disk (which is a
>>root partition) and bring my destination system down, I'd prefer that
>>the rsync process fail gracefully and not copy files when there's only a
>>small amount of space left on the destination disk.
>>I realize I could accomplish this by creating a partition on the
>>destination disk, but I don't like partitions because changing them
>>means taking down a production server and reformatting the drive.  I
>>took a look at quotas, which seem to fit the bill more closely, but
>>either the documentation out there on them is weak or I'm just not smart
>>enough to figure out whether they'll give me the assurance I'm looking
>>How have other rsync users solved this problem?

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