Add a feature : disk and partition cloning
mbp at sourcefrog.net
Tue Sep 9 13:35:14 EST 2003
On 2 Sep 2003 "francis.mit" <francis.mit at voila.fr> wrote:
> Today, I use rsync for updating some 40 Debian/Linux box, rsync is
> So, now, I'll need to update a whole disk or partition (NTFS) with an
> image or an other disk or part. (case multiboot system),
> can'I hope rsync do this task in some day ?
I agree that it would be a cool feature.
It's unlikely that the existing codebase would be extended for it, but
something like rdiff might support it eventually.
In the meantime, just dd across ssh.
> rsync algorithm would be great for this task, isn't-it ?
Not directly; the basic rsync algorithm cannot update in place. You
might adapt it to do so though.
> I'don't mind how amount of works this feature need,
> but some folks are interresting in ?
You don't mind how much work other people do for you? How gracious.
Or were you volunteering to write it? If so, adding in-place updates
to rdiff would be a good place to start.
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