Compression and Excludes not working

Wayne Davison wayned at
Thu Jun 14 18:15:51 GMT 2007

On Thu, Jun 14, 2007 at 07:03:04PM +0100, Hussein Patwa wrote:
> Using rsync 2.6.9:
> --compress-level=9 brings up an error "Command not found".

The remote rsync needs to be at least 2.6.7 for it to understand that

> rsync -e "ssh -p 2222" -axzvc --progress --stats
> patwa at --exclude=/home/patwa/public_html/dl/
> --exclude=/home/patwa/public_html/jithwish/
> --exclude=/home/patwa/public_html/senaka/ /home/H/HGBackup13062007 ; sync

Read the manpage on anchoring excludes at the base of the transfer.  The
directory /home is not in the transfer, so should not be mentioned in an
exclude.  E.g.  --exclude=/patwa/public_html/dl/


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