Transfering a linux root directory with rsync, too many files transfered!

jw schultz jw at
Tue Dec 23 20:46:28 EST 2003

On Tue, Dec 23, 2003 at 01:35:09AM -0800, Hannes Kocznar wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm transfering a whole linux root dir (+ subdirs) to a backup location.
> I tried -avr and -avrc switches.
> My problem is that rsync somewhat seems to transfer nearly everything (2960
> files!) while only maybe 10 or 15 were changed.
> I'm backing up over gsm, so i got a high phone bill and very very slow
> backup when using it like this.
> Is there a way to make it correctly transfere only changed files?

Do an ls -l on both ends of some files that get resynced
every time that you think should not.  Anything different?

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