rsync and smbfs

jw schultz jw at
Fri Oct 31 19:47:02 EST 2003

On Fri, Oct 31, 2003 at 01:36:27AM -0500, Jiann-Ming Su wrote:
> I'm trying to configure rsync snapshots as described at
>  I'm 
> essentially using the following commands:
> mv backup.3 backup.tmp
> mv backup.2 backup.3
> mv backup.1 backup.2
> mv backup.0 backup.1
> mv backup.tmp backup.0
> cp -al backup.1 backup.0
> rsync -a --delete source_directory/ backup.0/
> I'm trying to backup two directories in a Windows 2000 share onto a RH9 linux 
> computer.  The problem I appear to be having is rsync copying file that 
> already exist and haven't changed since the previous rsync backup process.  
> Why would rsync believe the file has changed?  Thanks for any tips and 
> insight.

Because the timestamp or file size differ.

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