--delete, what am I doing wrong?

Brian McEntire brianm at fsg1.nws.noaa.gov
Thu Apr 22 14:45:59 GMT 2004

Thanks Wayne!

Both options worked well -- upgrading clients to 2.6.0 or using /.
instead of / to specify the root directory.

Perhaps a recap for the regulars here, but maybe useful to some -- I found 
that I only needed to upgrade to 2.6.0 on the remote/source side. 
Upgrading to 2.6.0 on my backup server without upgrading the remote side 
did not have the desired effect.

I couldn't find an RPM version of rsync-2.6.0 for Redhat 7.2 so I created
one. It works well on my RH 7.2 and 7.3 hosts. Do you want it? Possibly to
include in http://rsync.samba.org/ftp/rsync/binaries/redhat? Thought that
might be a small opportunity for me to give back to the project. I could 
create the RPM for 2.6.1 when it is released too.


On Wed, 21 Apr 2004, Wayne Davison wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 21, 2004 at 04:59:19PM -0400, Brian McEntire wrote:
> > rsync -av -e ssh --one-file-system --numeric-ids --relative --delete
> > --exclude-from=/backups/control/all.exclude 'root at A:/ /boot /dev/shm
> > /sandbox ' /backups/A
> You have a couple choices on how to make this work:
>  - Upgrade to at least 2.6.0 -- it fixes this bug with the --relative
>    and --delete options.
>  - Append a '.' to any "/" source path (i.e. use root at A:/. ) -- that
>    bypasses the bug.
> ..wayne..

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