rsync over ssh - existing files are not updated?

Sjon Hortensius Sjon at
Sun May 16 05:09:02 MDT 2010

Ah, that's exactly what I overlooked.


On 05/16/2010 12:30 PM, Matthias Schniedermeyer wrote:
> On 16.05.2010 12:23, Sjon Hortensius wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am using rsync to backup various machines to a central server (all
>> archlinux, rsync 3.0.7 on ext4). Yesterday I needed one of those
>> backups, and I found out it is useless since a lot of files never got
>> updated. Even when I enable checksums some files are not updated. I am
>> pretty sure I am missing something, but am not sure what it is. This is
>> (a stripped version of) the command I use:
>> rsync --stats -vvvvvvv -xaz --append --delete-during --delete-excluded
>> /etc/profile.d backup at server:client/etc/
> man rsync
> keyword: --append
> You should use: --append-verify or just don't use --append.
> That option is for transfers where you know that the files are only
> appended to, like (non-rotated) log-files.
> Bis denn

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