Rsync 2.5.7 --delete and --backup behavoir
linuximp at gmail.com
Thu Dec 7 23:06:54 GMT 2006
I'm mirroring a lot of directories from one machine to another.
The source machine is running Rsync 2.5.7 and the destination
machine (the machine holding the mirror) is running Rsync 2.6.9.
I'm using the --backup, --backup-dir, and --delete-after options.
I tested this with two machines running Rsync 2.6.9, and noticed
that files deleted in the mirror (because they've been deleted
in the source) are backed up to the backup directory I specify.
But when I try with the 2.5.7 machine, I noticed that these
files are just deleted; a backup copy does not appear in the
I'm hoping someone could confirm for me that the problem is the
older Rsync version. I was just hoping someone could confirm
for me that this is just the way 2.5.7 behaves.
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