rsync'd destination much larger than source

Paul Slootman paul at
Mon Dec 1 08:38:30 EST 2003

On Sun 30 Nov 2003, acct svcs wrote:
> The problem is, if I 'df' the Ensim box, it reports that the entire root 
> partition
> is using 3.5 GB of space, however, the rsync'd copy of the root directory 
> structure on the remote box is consuming over 23 GB.  Note that I did use 

Perhaps there are sparse files on the source? Try using --sparse as

Paul Slootman

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