difference between src and destination sizes when rsync was run

agow agow at cqm.co.uk
Wed Aug 31 12:34:39 GMT 2005

Venkatesh.S wrote:

>hello all,
>i have two machines, one is a rsync server and another is rsync client
>when i run the rsync client for backup, the src dir is showing 4.8G and
>the destination dir to which i am backingup is showing 5.5G
>can anyone tell me why is this.
>thank u all
What command are you using to rsync?

do you have the --delete option included, if not, files deleted on the 
src side will remain on the destination thus leaving one bigger than the 

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