Partial transferred files useless at resume, compare-dir can help ?
teo at flex.ro
Tue Jun 13 19:00:38 GMT 2006
So, my use case is :
1. lot of connections over dial-up lines
2. need to transfer safely A SINGLE BZIPPED FILE to the server
3. if dial-up line fails, it's automatically restarted after 5 minutes
and transfer start again
I heard about the --partial option in order to keep the partial
transferred file. I thought that rsync will apply his incremental check
and update alghoritm on that partial file and resume the transfer.
Unfortunatelly , the temporary file name is a unique file name (
.mydb-dump.sql.bz2.MkVSHy ) and in the next transfer session it will be
another one , so "partial" transfer files does not help me much.
Can "--compare-dir" help me?
I need a good , reliable , transfer of a binary file that can be resumed
in the next transfer session if possible.
I need also a good and atomic "switch" of the new succesfull transfered
file with the existing one, keeping (if possible) a backup file of it.
The workstations are using rsync version 2.6.3.pre1 with protocol
version 28 , the server is using rsync version 2.6.8 protocol version 29.
Thanks for the help,
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