Backing up from fat32 to ext3

Thomas Ebert thoebert at
Mon Dec 1 18:26:53 GMT 2008


thanks for your replies. -c seems to take a veeery long time to generate 
the file list.

Currently I'm using

-vrt --modify-window=7

 and it's still not working.

Am I missing anything? What options do you reccomend?


Tony Abernethy schrieb:
> Thomas Ebert wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have a problem backing up my music collection, that is stored on a 
>> fat32 formated hard drive to my ext3 formated backup drive 
>> (ext3 to ext3 
>> works like a charm :) ).
>> The problem is, that rsync always transfers all of the files and not 
>> only the one that were changed/added.
>> I know of the limitations fat32 has but I can't find the 
>> correct options 
>> to run the backup.
>> Thanks
>> Thomas
>> -- 
> Probably need something like  (from man)
>   --modify-window=NUM     compare mod-times with reduced accuracy
> To store time-of-day in 16 bits, Windows can only handle even seconds.
> (or is it odd?)  Maybe any choice is wrong ;)
>   --modify-window=1 is probably adequate
> personally, I' use something like 
>   --modify-window=7

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