rw-devices patch for rsyncing block devices

Heiko Schlittermann hs at
Mon Nov 28 02:32:34 MST 2011

Václav Ovsík <vaclav.ovsik at> (Mo 28 Nov 2011 10:05:58 CET):
> Hi,
> I rebased rw-devices patch for rsync last weekend. Seems to me it works
> I think a group of users want to use rsync to copy disk images.

For those (@Linux) who can't wait: I wrote a small script mapping a
block device via FUSE into something looking like an ordinary file,
which in turn can be rsynced (as source). (If necessesary the same for
the receiving side should be possible too.)

Heiko :: dresden : linux :
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