How dangerous is --inplace
carlos at fisica.ufpr.br
Wed Jun 16 18:33:27 MDT 2010
A B (gentosaker at gmail.com) wrote on 16 June 2010 23:16:
>How dangerous is acctually the --inplace option if you want to run
>rsync to update files that are only read and not written to?
If they're not written to they don't change so that they don't need to
be updated :-)
>What is the worst that can happen?
Depends on your usage. If there are readers during the sync they'll
probably get a corrupted version; this is usually not acceptable. If
it's a backup it's rarely a problem. However during the update you
have no working backup; if there's a crash in the source in this
period and you lose the original you lose everything. If you have
multiple or incremental backups it's not a problem.
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