--compare-dest and missing files

Wayne Davison wayned at samba.org
Sun Oct 17 20:48:40 GMT 2004

On Fri, Oct 15, 2004 at 11:39:47AM +0800, Mike Daws wrote:
> I have found that files which do not exist in DEST but do exist in DIR
> and SOURCE, are not created.

Correct -- that's the way --compare-dest works.  Think of it as a sparse
backup function that only stores changed files.  For an option that does
include unchanged files, check out --link-dest.  Also see my comments on
bug 1479 for other potential solutions:



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