Dirvish, --link-dest and permissions
rsync at b.sproing.net
Sat Mar 15 12:33:10 EST 2003
(I'm not sending this to dirvish at pegasus because I think that this message
applies more to rsync's --link-dest option than to just dirvish.)
I recently noticed a huge spike in dirvish network usage and traced it to
files whose permissions had been changed. (with rsync v2.5.6)
I understand and agree that a --link-dest copy of a source file cannot be
hardlinked to, but couldn't a simple file copy be done from the link-dest
directory and then the permissions/ownership be changed of that new copy?
I think that this would reduce network usage by increasing the value of the
link-dest files. In some cases (chown/chmod -R, etc), the difference would
What do people think? And any guidance on where I (or someone else!) might
start changing the code?
PS - I've been using dirvish for a month or so and love the way it packages
the rsync snapshotting concept! Thanks!
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