system crash while rsyncing stuff

Tomasz Bury tomek at
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?

Tomasz Bury

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