Take2: rsync over ssh with --link-dest

Alex mysqlstudent at gmail.com
Sun Nov 8 22:28:13 MST 2009

>> 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.

Simplicity. I'd like to be able to have the server side feed me all
data beginning with the path I specify, such /backup/serverA, and have
the client side be able to "--include=/usr/bin" to be able to
'download' only the data from /backup/serverA/usr/bin and exclude
everything else.

Instead, I have about eight sections of my rsyncd.conf to do this; one
for each directory tree that I want to back up to a different
location, primarily based on dates, to have multiple incrementals.


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