j.tavares at F5.com
Mon Mar 12 18:35:56 MDT 2012
I am trying to figure out what happens in the following scenario:
I use rsync to copy files from hostA:/dir1 to hostB:/dir1
with the command (from hostB)
rsync -abvt --delete-after --suffix=~ hostA:/dir1 /dir1
So if fileA exists already on both boxes (it has previously been
fileA changes on hostA.
rsync starts from hostB, fileA starts transfer.
If the transfer aborts before it is complete (due to a network
failure) what happens?
In a successful transfer dir1 on hostB will have
But if the transfer aborts midway will the results be
fileA <<- partial results
fileA~ <<- original file
Or will it recover intelligently and the results will be
fileA <<- original file with no changes
I have looked in the man page and FAQs and I have not
found a definitive answer to this question. If it is documented
somewhere, a pointer to the documentation would be much appreciated.
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