Rsync of filesystems with sym-links to other hosts
Leaw, Chern Jian
chern.jian.leaw at intel.com
Sun Jun 9 02:40:03 EST 2002
I have a scenario where a filesystem i.e /fs13/m6.uecommon.1/wmt8/utils is
residing on a fileserver i.e. fs13. Contents of this filesystem are as
# ls -l /fs13/m6.uecommon.1/wmt8/utils
lrwxrwxrwx ........ include-> /fs12/m6.uecommon.1/utils/include
lrwxrwxrwx ........ tool_utils-> /fs12/m6.uecommon.1/utils/tool_utils
The filesystems being pointed to i.e
/fs12/m6.uecommon.1/utils/include and /fs12/m6.uecommon.1/utils/tool_utils
both reside on another fileserver, i.e fs12.
/fs12/m6.uecommon.1/utils/include) are NOT mounted on the /fs13 fileserver,
hence not available on the /fs13 fileserver.
In the /fs12/m6.uecommon.1/utils/include, for example, there are also
sym-links linking to other FILES, but these files are residing on fs12
I would like to rsync the /fs13/m6.uecommon.1/wmt8/utils filesystem on the
fs13 fileserver to another fileserver called sgfs. I've tried the following
on sgfs fileserver:
sgfs fileserver contains the /tmp directory.
rsync -avzol fs13:/fs13/m6.uecommon.1/wmt8/utils /tmp/
and also rsync -avzoL fs13:/fs13/m6.uecommon.1/wmt8/utils /tmp/
but both ways did not get the files copied to sgfs fileserver.
Could someone point out I should rectify this problem?
I've also tried copying filesystems of /fs12/m6.uecommon.1/ from fs12
fileserver to sgfs fileserver, then recreating the links to it from
/fs13/m6.uecommon.1/wmt8/utils in sgfs, but that seemed ineffiecient, as I
had to perform rsync 2X, one for stuffs on /fs12/m6.uecommon.1 and the other
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