--delete doesn't work when transferring many files
William R. Dickson
wrd at awenet.com
Tue Jul 23 18:31:02 EST 2002
This is a curious thing. I'm syncing two directories, containing some
250 subdirectories totalling around 11,000 files. This:
rsync --password-file=/usr/local/etc/rsync/.passwd --delete -rtv
username at destserver.com::modulename
...works fine if both directories are already nearly in sync. Deleting a
few files from the source causes matching deletions on the destination.
But recently I made major changes to the source directory, which should
have resulted in nearly everything being deleted from the destination
server. However, it doesn't -- it simply starts uploading files.
If I change "-rtv" to "-rtvn", rsync correctly reports a whole slew of
planned deletions -- but as soon as I try to run it for real, it simply
fails to do the actual deleting.
If it helps at all, the source system is a NetBSD/MacPPC machine, and the
destination is a FreeBSD/i386 machine.
Any ideas? I searched the list archives and google, but was unable to
find any similar issues.
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