[Bug 1646] New: --inplace with --backup --backup-dir does not work

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Sun Aug 22 23:55:48 GMT 2004


           Summary: --inplace with --backup --backup-dir does not work
           Product: rsync
           Version: 2.6.3
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: core
        AssignedTo: wayned at samba.org
        ReportedBy: ard at waikato.ac.nz
         QAContact: rsync-qa at samba.org

Using --inplace with --backup and --backup-dir does not seem to work:

rsync -ax --backup --backup-dir previous destfile remotehost:/destdir/

...or more simply:

rsync -avx --stats --inplace --backup --backup-dir previous \
/etc/hosts /tmp/rsynctest/

strace watching the rsync running on the destination:

write(1, "160134 octets, for a total of 19296646"..., 160134) = 160134
ftruncate64(0x1, 0x1267186, 0, 0, 0x1) = 0
close(1)                    = 0
lstat64(0xbfffebac, 0xbfffba5c) = 0
lstat64(0xbfffa9bc, 0xbfffb9cc) = 0
rename("destfile", "previous/destfile") = 0
lstat64(0x8080780, 0xbfffb9cc) = 0
lstat64(0xbfffebac, 0xbfffba7c) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
write(4, "i\0\0\10rsync: stat \"/destdir/destfile\" failed: No such file or
directory (2)\n", 109 <unfinished ...>

With --inplace and --backup, shouldn't rsync make the backup file *before*
starting the overwrite?  Then it could (quote) extract the full amount of
network reduction it might otherwise.

I've tried it on two boxes.  Slackware 8.0 (I'm ashamed to admit) glibc2.2, and
Slackware 9.1 glibc 2.3, both kernel 2.6.4, rsync-2.6.3pre1.

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