[HELP] Rsync to remote machine sometimes produces different binaries

Michael Gasch gasch at eva.mpg.de
Sat Feb 5 11:03:39 GMT 2005


at the moment there're just .xls documents, which have this behaviour
hope this helps!!!

Michael Gasch wrote:
> hi,
> i'm using
> machine 1 (SuSE 9.0 32Bit): rsync 2.6.2 (from SuSE RPM)
> machine 2 (SuSE 9.1 64Bit): rsync 2.6.2 (from SuSE RPM)
> my command looks like the following:
> /usr/bin/rsync -W --progress --rsync-path=/usr/local/bin/rsync -e ssh 
> --delete --force -av /data/ machine2:/data/machine1/
> after rsyncing both machines, some files differ !
> i verified these differences with "diff", hexdump and "md5sum"
> the files are e.g. normal excel files
> when i look in them, they seem to be the same, but why do they differ 
> with integrity check?
> "-c" is no alternative for me hence it takes hours to verify 1.000.000 
> files!!!
> if i delete the file on the target machine and rerun rsync, the file is 
> ok - but this way i always have to check manually for differences 
> between files and rsync is no help here for automatic backups
> please help
> i need it for backup purposes!!
> thanks


                  Michael Gasch

            - Central IT Department -

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig


More information about the rsync mailing list