system crash while rsyncing stuff
tomek at tmm.pl
Tue Mar 30 13:56:00 GMT 2004
I had a several system crashes (due to boken hardware) but it resulted
of a serious problem: rsync-ed files had a new date/size but the old
content. I think it was because the machine has lost all data from
in-memory file bufes before sync-ing it to HDD-s. Anyway, subsequent
passes of rsync skipped those files thinking they-re ok.
What do you think about a new feature to rsync: a "--sync" command line
switch that will force rsync to call sync() after every file (or maybe
chunk) is transferred? Do you think this can be usefull for all?
More information about the rsync