--compare-dest apparently incompatible with --checksum or --size-only
jesse at opendreams.net
Sat Dec 24 20:21:25 MST 2011
I am working with rsync on Debian, package version 3.0.9-1.
I am trying to use rsync --compare-dest to make a delta-copy of a directory.
In my case, the mtimes are all unreliable. The data is the same, but
the times are all messed up and always will be.
I am trying to use --compare-dest with --checksum or --size-only and it
does not work. All files are transferred and the delta copy output is
the same size as the local compared directory.
I would rather not use --size-only for obvious reasons (eh, 1, 0, what's
rsync -v -a --checksum --compare-dest=/original /modified delta-backup
I could use fdupes to build a list instead, but it would be nice if
rsync would would.
Please correct me, document if this is true, or fix it.
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