preventing multiple rsync processes backing up same file with cron backup

snowc chsnow123 at
Tue Dec 22 23:56:21 MST 2009

If I have an rsync cron job that runs say every 15 minutes, what happens if
there is a file that process 1 has started to copy across, but hasn't
finished before the next process starts?

Does rsync ignore this partially copied file, or does it try to copy it
across again in the second cron job?

Many thanks in advance,

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