DO NOT REPLY [Bug 2294] Detect renamed files and handle by renaming instead of delete/re-send

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Sun Nov 30 23:24:41 GMT 2008

------- Comment #8 from bill+samba at  2008-11-30 17:24 CST -------
(In reply to comment #5)
> Thanks.  This will be especially useful for log directories where logrotate is
> incrementing the filename number at each rotation period (httpd.10.gz ->
> httpd.11.gz).

Since I mentioned this specific use case, I should comment that I recently
discovered the 'dateext' option to logrotate which provides a complete
workaround in this scenario (which rsync handles perfectly) and might be the
better solution for this case in general.

Back on topic, there's still great utility in detecting other rename cases, of
course (I often see big .iso's get renamed).  I have to admit to having tried
the patch, had trouble with short backups, and backed it out without making a
good note of specifics.  What would be generally useful here for reporting
problems against the patch?

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