difference between src and destination sizes when rsync was run

Wayne Davison wayned at samba.org
Thu Sep 1 00:40:35 GMT 2005

On Wed, Aug 31, 2005 at 05:06:47AM -0700, Venkatesh.S wrote:
> 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.

In addition to the other replies, if some of the files are hard-linked
together on the source side, you need to use -H to get them hard-linked
on the destination side (which saves space).


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