Problems with --delete

penglish at penglish at
Mon Apr 16 20:44:29 GMT 2007

 	I'm using rsync 2.6.3 on both sides, and I'm having trouble with 
--delete. It does not seem to be removing any files on the target 
filesystem. Here's the command I'm using:

rsync -av --delete --exclude "lost+found" /ops/ mercury2:/ops

This is for a fairly large ext3 filesystem (420G) with "lots" of files.

If I run the command repeatedly, the filesystem on the target machine just 
fills up, while what I'm shooting for is clone.

The strange thing is that _some_ files are being deleted.. just a few, and 
obviously not nearly enough.


Paul English
Manager, Information Technology
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