Rsync, solaris 8, and live file systems
wayned at samba.org
Fri Mar 17 00:25:19 GMT 2006
On Wed, Mar 15, 2006 at 05:10:56PM -0500, Buddy Ellis wrote:
> rsync will transfer a 'partial' file (which was probably the 'whole' file
> at the second that rsync examined the file) and transfer that portion of
> the file and exit as if all is kosher.
Correct. An if you run rsync later, it will finish the file.
> Is it not possible to use rsync to copy files from an live/in-use
You'll have to define what you think rsync should do differently,
because backing up the data that is there and moving on with the rest of
the copy seems like a reasonable behavior to me. Perhaps you'd prefer
for rsync to notice when a file is growing and to skip it with a
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