Backing up from fat32 to ext3

Daniel Maher dma+rsynclist at
Fri Nov 28 14:26:15 GMT 2008

Thomas Ebert wrote:

> 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.

I experienced a problem along these lines some time back.  My solution 
at the time was to use the --checksum feature :

  -c, --checksum              skip based on checksum, not mod-time & size

Daniel Maher <dma+rsynclist AT witbe DOT net>

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