simple incremental backup woes. solutions?

Matt McCutchen matt at
Fri Sep 5 19:44:43 GMT 2008

On Fri, 2008-09-05 at 20:29 +0200, The Peach wrote:
> Right now: 
> if the directory in the source is deleted, in the destination the files
> contained in the directory are renamed, while the directory itself
> is not.
> So... is it possible to have both renamed instead of only the files?

Yes.  I hacked up a patch to do this for you with a --backup-whole-dirs
option; the patch is attached.  The patched version of rsync is also
available in branch hacks/backup-whole-dirs of my repository.

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