link-dest question

doug at doug at
Mon Jan 4 13:33:01 MST 2010

The command below was run on FreeBSD 7.2 with rsync-3.0.3.

The command works but copies all files, i.e. no hard links created.

   rsync -vaxH --numeric-ids --delete --exclude=/home/apache/logs \
    --link-dest=/mnt/200912/newharbor/home -e ssh \

The command was run without the continuation breaks that I added for 
readability. The command ended with:

sent 3883375 bytes  received 36841205930 bytes  1001130.04 bytes/sec
total size is 36840981254  speedup is 1.00
rsync warning: some files vanished before they could be transferred (code 24) at 
main.c(1505) [6]

I assume this is my error but can not find anything wrong. At most 300-500MB 
should have been transfered.

Thank you for any thoughts


Douglas Denault
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