backup of files

Jürgen Gehne gehne at
Tue Sep 3 13:39:00 EST 2002


I use the "rsync -va --delete -b --backup-dir BACKUPDIR SRC DEST"
command for incremental backups of my system.

I've realized that if I delete a file  in SRC and make a
directory with the same name, rsync will not copy the file
into the backup-dir BACKUPDIR. It just creates the directory
in DEST, but the file is lost .

Is this a bug, a feature or my mistake?

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