Take2: rsync over ssh with --link-dest

Matt McCutchen matt at mattmccutchen.net
Sun Nov 8 19:12:23 MST 2009

On Sun, 2009-11-08 at 21:01 -0500, Alex wrote:
> > Overriding the server command line is generally a bad idea for the
> > reasons you went on to note.  Instead, use an rsync daemon.  You can
> > even have the daemon invoked over ssh with a forced command, see:
> >
> > https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4163#c4
> That looks like the way to go. I've got it set up and running for a
> few days now, and it's working okay.


> I'm a bit disappointed that I
> can't do it by overriding the server command line

Why?  Does it have some advantage over the use of an rsync daemon (I
can't imagine what)?  One can't really expect overriding the server
arguments not to lead to the inconsistent behavior you saw.


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