With rsync --link-dest, is it possible to determine which files are new?

Kevin Korb kmk at sanitarium.net
Sat Oct 22 21:12:14 MDT 2011

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I would say that not doing backups of RAID at any level is rather unwise.

Of course I have seen dual drive failures of a RAID1 array on about 5
occasions.  I have also seen a dual drive failure and a controller SNAFU
of a RAID5 on 2 occasions.

Simply put, RAID is not a backup.  RAID is to keep you running when a
drive dies.  Backups are to get you running again when RAID fails or
when something happens that RAID doesn't protect from (file
deletion/corruption either accident or on purpose).

On 10/22/11 23:03, Eric Shubert wrote:
> On 10/22/2011 04:04 PM, Ido Magal wrote:
>> 'find' on the droboFS doesn't support '-links' so I had to get
>> creative. And apparently perl has issues on it as well.
>> On Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 08:02, Eric Shubert<ejs at shubes.net>  wrote:
>>> # find /backup/dir -type f -links 1
>>> ?
> Sorry, I'm not familiar with droboFS. So I checked it out a bit.
> From the looks if things, droboFS may not (from their web site) "deliver
> the best file sharing experience ever". I certainly wouldn't trust my
> data to "BeyondRAID" technology alone (give me software Raid-10 any
> day). You're wise to be doing backups of the thing. Good luck with it.

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