Damaged source medium during rsync

tony at servacorp.com tony at servacorp.com
Wed Aug 30 12:23:29 GMT 2006

flames invited if I've got this wrong.
UNLESS --inplace is specified, the error will be detected and the update aborted before the target file is touched.

>----- ------- Original Message ------- -----
>From: fk at linuxburg.de
>To: rsync at lists.samba.org
>Sent: Wed, 30 Aug 2006 12:30:11
>What happens when rsync'ing a file that is damaged
>bacause of a bad sector on 
>the source medium?  I assume that the file will be
>synchronized partially, 
>overwriting any file of the same name on the
>destination medium.  If that is 
>the case, is there a way to make rsync check
>readability of files before 
>overwriting them on the target medium (e.g. by
>synching to a temp. file and, 
>once everything went fine, moving it to its final
>Dipl.-Phys. Felix E. Klee
>Email: fk at linuxburg.de (work), felix.klee at inka.de
>Tel: +49 721 8307937, Fax: +49 721 8307936
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