backup via an intermediate drive

Matthias Schniedermeyer ms at
Mon Feb 11 23:14:03 GMT 2008

On 12.02.2008 00:03, Matthias Schniedermeyer wrote:
> On 11.02.2008 21:43, Cavan Fyans wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have a backup server running for a media company i work with that's  
> > being moved offsite to a server house.  Obviously I still want to run  
> > the regular backups but the problem is that the outgoing connection from 
> > the companies studio can not handle the amount of data that needs to be 
> > transferred.  Due to this the server housing company has provided a 
> > service through which they will transport the data to be backed up in 
> > person, on a mobile drive.
> >
> > The question is, can I run the same Rsync service but transfer the  
> > updated/changed files from the studio onto the backup server via the  
> > intermediate drive?
> I guess the capacity of the transport drive is way lower than the whole 
> storage needed?
> Then the option is:
> --write-batch
> But as far as i understand it, you need a second (in this case local) 

Strike the second, reading the next line of the man-page reveals the 
"--only-write-batch"-option. :-)

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