rsync mechanics question

Matt McCutchen hashproduct+rsync at
Wed May 9 22:55:36 GMT 2007

On 5/9/07, Tom Riley <axtjr at> wrote:
> I've been using rsync (2.6.9) to migrate a 90g message store volume and I'm
> running into some interesting results.

Please be more specific about what is going wrong.  If you get an
error message, please send the exact text.  If rsync is successful,
what does it do that you didn't expect/want?

> Does rsync copy files at a file copy level or is it attempting to do some
> block level copying?

Rsync works at file level, not block level.  (Of course, if a source
file is itself a filesystem image, then one could say that rsync works
at block level for that image.)


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