rsyncing files that might change
jamie at shareable.org
Thu Nov 1 12:20:37 GMT 2007
Franc Carter wrote:
> >Unfortunately, yes.
> Shouldn't that be caught by the fact that the source file has a new
> (or at least different) time stamp now?
> Sorry, I should have given a clearer example.
> All in one second
> 1. a process modifies the file and hence updates the source
> 2. rsync starts
> 3. rsync sends the first chunk of data
> 4. a process modified the chunk that has been sent, but because it
> is in the
> same second there is no visible change to the timestamp
> bye Fabi
If this is a real problem, you might try a filesystem and OS version
which supports microsecond or nanosecond timestamps.
There's still no guarantee that changes are detected, but it's more
Oh, and I'm not sure if rsync reads the sub-second timestamps yet :-)
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