rsync --delete problem

Wayne Davison wayned at
Wed Jun 7 23:15:25 GMT 2006

On Mon, Jun 05, 2006 at 08:19:24AM -0500, Smemoe, Richard L. wrote:
> It looks like it's only copying the changes to the original filesystem
> since the last rsync.

That's not very likely to be what is happening.  I'd suggest using the
-v option so that you can see what rsync is deleting -- this should show
you if the problem is rsync deleting things that you weren't expecting,
or rsync not copying things that you were expecting.  Then, you can give
us more information to help you figure out what is going wrong.

> Also, after upgrading to 2.6.8, I tried copying the whole filesystem at
> once with 'cd /backup/directory; rsync -a --delete-during
> /production/filesystem/ .', but this gave me nothing in my backup
> filesystem.

Did rsync exit with an error or crash?  Use one or more -v options to
see what it is doing.


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