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jw schultz jw at
Fri Jan 24 22:36:00 EST 2003

On Fri, Jan 24, 2003 at 12:48:20PM -0500, Green, Paul wrote:
> > but I don't really understand this last part, especially the *double 
> > buffering* ?
> I think JW means that you should first make a local copy of the directory
> hierarchy you want to back up to another system, and then run rsync on the
> copy.  If you use different disk drives, then this local copy should be
> pretty fast, and will minimize the chances that your set of files is
> internally inconsistent (html links pointing to files that are gone).  You
> can do this in either direction; if you are pushing files, you could push
> them to a temporary location, then use directory rename ("mv") to have the
> whole set appear at once.  If you are pulling files, you can make the local
> copy, then rsync with the local copy.

I explained it to him offline, where such belonged.

For public benefit i'll correct the above with the statement
that you want to make the "local" copy only on the machine
actually using the data.

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