rsync from tar
wayned at samba.org
Thu Oct 16 22:45:30 GMT 2008
On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 12:41:07PM -0500, Todd Rinaldo wrote:
> Rsync works well for this purpose, but it would be nice if we could
> rsync to/from a tar (or other archive format) file.
It would be better to leave such things to an external tool, such as a
fuse filesystem. A read-only one that I spotted via searching is:
That appears to support fuse and non-fuse use cases.
As for write access, you could refer to the tar files using one or more
--compare-dest options, and have rsync write changes into a real (new)
directory structure, and then tar the result.
The final option would be to mount a compressed filesystem and use that
instead of tar files.
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