rsync to a SOHO NAS copies files everytime
John Van Essen
vanes002 at umn.edu
Thu Dec 29 19:14:20 GMT 2005
On Thu, 29 Dec 2005, Savage, Elijah <elijah_savage at reyrey.com> wrote:
> I am trying to use a SOHO NAS to rsync my music dir to. Every time I run
> the command it copies the entire dir and files each time.
> I am using FreeBSD 5.4 with the latest port build and I run the command
> below to try and accomplish what I need. But what I have done since the
> NAS is running smbfs I have simply mounted this drive with mount_smbfs
> to /musicbackup/. As you can see below it copies every file each time.
If you are copying from a *nix filesystem to a Windows filesystem
(which is implied by your use of mountsmbfs) then the timestamps may
not be matching since Windows uses a 2-second granularity.
Try using the 'stat' command on a file in the source and destination:
stat "/music/Reggae/Damon Marly/01 - Confrontation.mp3"
stat "/musicbackup/Damon Marly/01 - Confrontation.mp3"
The "Modify" times should be the same, down to the second.
If they differ by one second, use --modify-window=1 and that will
allow rsync to match the timestamps.
(Wayne - the "copies every file" entry in the FAQ should also mention
this problem with Windows timestamps. Even though it may not be "every
file", it may seem like it...)
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