replicating a live directory

Paul Slootman paul+rsync at
Mon Mar 31 10:33:24 GMT 2008

On Sun 30 Mar 2008, Joao Miguel Ferreira wrote:
> An example: if we do not stop sendmail were rsync'ing can we be sure that
> the queues on the replica machine are in a consisten state ?

I don't know how sendmail organizes things, but at least with exim there
aren't any extra indexes or such that need to be consistent with the

> same for dhcpd leases or squid's cache ?

dhcpd leases should not be a problem.
I'd not even consider syncing a squid cache. After all, it's a cache,
not important data...

Paul Slootman

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