Target: following file symlinks?

Kevin Korb kmk at
Fri Jul 20 11:20:12 MDT 2012

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It sounds like you need lvm2 or whatever the equiv is for whatever OS
you are running.  Or maybe RAID (or both).

On 07/20/12 13:10, Yuriy Davygora wrote:
> Dear all,
> I am trying to synchronize data from a remote machine (ssh) to my 
> local one using rsync (pure scp would overwrite everything every
> time). The problem is, however, that due to the size of data and
> available storage, I have to distribute it over several hdd's. For
> that I have a script, which moves every single file (typical size ~
> 4GB) to a different (randomly selected) hdd, leaving behind a
> symlink to the new location which has the same name as the original
> file.
> When, however, rsync is run again (I use -a option), it deletes
> all the links and downloads the corresponding files again. I tried
> -l (which is in -a, anyway, but I tried it explicitely, just for
> the case), -L and -K, but still I got the same behaviour.
> Is there a way to make rsync follow the symlinks at the target
> machine?
> Thank you very much in advance!
> Best regards, Yuriy

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