Problem with --backup and deleting a directory: Two directories
bierkastl at freenet.de
Mon Nov 15 14:20:46 GMT 2004
Im kinda new to rsync and this list, so if there are any errors in
my reqest, please tell me.
I want to use rsync to make a backup of a diretory, and use the
--backup option. My script looks like this:
rsync -ab --suffix=-`date -Iminutes` --backup-dir=rsync_backup
--delete --rsh=ssh directoryA directoryB
If I run it once, then delete the file directoryA/test/test.file,
the directorys directoryB/rsync_backup/test is created, and the file
test.file-204-11-15.... is created.
So everything works fine.
When I delete or rename a directory (e.g.
directoryA/test/delete-this), I would have guessed that a directory
directoryB/rsync_backup/test/delee-this-2004-11-15... is created,
and all the files in the deleted directory are moved to this
directory. And the name of the files is changed to
file.name-2004-11. At least that is what I would expect.
But that doesnt happen.
In fact, a directory directoryB/rsync_backup/test/delete-this is
created, and the files are copied there. The names are changed
correct. But there is also a directory delete-this-2004-11-15... ,
but it is empty, and no files are copied/moved there afterwards.
If there is a direcotry with the same name later again, and it is
deleted, the files also go to this directory, and another empty
directory is created.
QUESTION: Is there an error in my expextations? Why is rsync
renaming the directory but there are no files in it? Is there an
option I forgot, or some error in my rsync-command? Or is this an
error in rsync itself?
Thanks in advance, I hope I explained the problem so you can understand.
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