Can rsync monitor a file system?
tim at simulat.com
Wed Jun 28 05:24:30 GMT 2006
couldnt you do something like this?:
if file not exists "isrunning.txt"
# compare dirlist here
if [ need to run rsync ] and [file not exist "isrunning.txt"]
rm -f isrunning.txt
----- Original Message -----
From: <tony at servacorp.com>
To: <cbiedl at gmx.de>; <rsync at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2006 12:41 PM
Subject: RE: Re: Can rsync monitor a file system?
> cbiedl at gmx.de wrote:
> >Charles.Berman at pfpc.com wrote...
> >> How would you set a cron to run every 30 seconds?
> >Otherwise it could work
> >> for me.
> >With a start every 30 seconds you're in the high
> >risk an an overrun.
> Possibly saved by max connections =1 or such.
> >Don't do cron, use a simple shell script with
> >"while true; " and
> >"sleep 30".
> >But believe me, this is a bad idea.
> I suspect you're right;)
> When things take off automatically on their own, you get
> troubles in places you didn't know you had places.
> Debris from failed transfers.
> Subtle errors that put an extra copy one level off.
> (mirror in a mirror, ... ... until you run out of ...)
> (and that's without knowing what I'm talking about)
> (Figure reality has several considerably worse ...)
> I think that handling deletes becomes a nightmare, or
> at least must be handled carefully and severly restricts
> the choices possible for updates.
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