"quick check" failed

Matt McCutchen matt at mattmccutchen.net
Wed Sep 23 21:22:02 MDT 2009

On Thu, 2009-09-17 at 12:46 +0200, Harald Dunkel wrote:
> We ran 2 mirror jobs using "rsync -av remote:/from /to"
> of appr. 700 GByte. Problem: On the second run about 10 or 15
> files were copied again, even though we are very sure that there
> was no service running which could have changed the files on
> remote:/from or on /to. Esp. Samba and NFS were off.
> How comes?

How should I know?  Perhaps rsync failed to preserve mtimes, or they
were subsequently changed?  If you pass -i, rsync will tell you why it
is transferring each file.


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