Question about --stats
Brashers, Bart -- MFG, Inc.
Bart.Brashers at mfgenv.com
Mon Aug 2 17:01:39 GMT 2004
Is there a way to get rsync to estimate the net change of disk space usage
for a transfer? I can get the gross amount of files to be transferred using
"--stats", and if I use "-v" I can see a list of files to be deleted. But
then I'd have to mangle the filenames to the target path (prepend some text
to each line) and do a "du -c | tail -1" to get the disk usage of that list,
then subtract the number to the "Total transferred file size" line from
"--stats". Not a huge hassle, but some hassle.
If it's easy, maybe this would be a good addition to rsync --stats. List
the size of the files deleted, and perhaps the net change in disk usage.
I'm interested in this because I rsync data to a raid set for off-site
storage, but I'm running out of space. I have some data that I want to be
sure is on the raid set, and other data that I care less about and could
delete some of to make sure the important data is transferred. I do this
weekly to a 800Gb raid set, so wiping all the low-priority data,
transferring the high-priority data and then rsyncing as much of
low-priority data as will fit is not an option -- it would take too long.
Bart Brashers, Ph.D.
19203 36th Ave W Ste 101
Lynnwood WA 98036
bart.brashers at mfgenv.com
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