With rsync --link-dest, is it possible to determine which files are new?
kmk at sanitarium.net
Sat Oct 22 13:32:42 MDT 2011
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Well, I had 2 reasons for writing the script...
1. I wanted to know what was different between 2 backups. Capturing
- --itemize-changes can certainly do that (I don't remember if my script
pre-dates --itemize-changes or not but it predates my knowledge of it)
2. I wanted to know what files were unique to a backup and therefore
consuming disk space and why they were different. If I saw an instance
where the only difference was the inode number then I would be concerned
and investigate why rsync chose to duplicate that file. I have never
actually witnessed this happening but I only checked for it a few times.
On 10/22/11 15:17, Andrew Gideon wrote:
> On Sat, 22 Oct 2011 12:07:33 -0400, Kevin Korb wrote:
>> If that is the only thing that is different you might be using rsync
> And that's why you left it being reported? Interesting idea. Thanks for
> - Andrew
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