--relative clobbers --delete
kmk at sanitarium.net
Tue Aug 2 20:44:14 MDT 2011
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1. Update rsync. You are MANY years out of date. Updating rsync is not
going to break whatever obsolete other stuff you are running.
2. If you are rsyncing from / --relative doesn't do anything.
3. --delete is aborted if almost any error is encountered. Check the
full rsync output for any error or warning. If you run without
- --verbose, --progress, --itemize-changes, and --stats anything rsync
says will be an error that must be corrected before --delete will work
On 08/02/11 22:29, Chuck Wolber wrote:
> We back up a lot of machines with varying version of rsync installed on
> them. The oldest machine (hopefully soon to be retired) is running rsync
> version 2.5.7 (protocol version 26).
> We back this machine up from "/" onwards with a few excludes in there. I
> noticed today that whenever we use the --relative and --delete flags
> together, the --delete flag seems to have no affect. This only happens
> when when we are backing up "/". Backing up other paths like "/tmp" etc,
> appear to work just fine.
> I tested the second oldest machine, which is running rsync version 2.6.2
> (protocol version 28), and this issue does not appear. Tests on recent
> versions of rsync (3.0 and greater) also show that the issue does not
> appear there either.
> Does anyone remember this issue (google and the rsync bug database do not
> appear to)? If so, do I need to worry about it with any rsync version >
> 2.5.7 and < 2.6.2? Does it magically reappear anywhere else??
> Thank you,
Kevin Korb Phone: (407) 252-6853
Systems Administrator Internet:
FutureQuest, Inc. Kevin at FutureQuest.net (work)
Orlando, Florida kmk at sanitarium.net (personal)
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