Deleting modified files
thomas at poindessous.com
Fri Mar 7 21:21:12 GMT 2008
I'm trying to do a backup of several servers which are almost
identical. I want to have a "base" directory and one directory by
The base directory will have only the files which are identical on all
the servers, and each server directory will have all of the other
files which are not in base directory.
So I'm trying to use rsync for :
- deleting files which are only in base (from previous backup) : --
ignore-existing --existing -delete server::slash/etc/ base/etc/
- updating server directory but avoiding to get files which are in
base : --compare-dest=$PWD/base/etc/ server::slash/etc/ server/etc/
But I'm still searching how to delete modified files on receiver side,
I need it to purge base directory from each server.
I also have a problem with --compare-dest and --checksum because
sometimes files are identical on each server but they have different
Maybe somebody has some examples to share :)
Thanks in advance.
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