Is --sparse suitable for general purpose use?
Karl O. Pinc
kop at meme.com
Wed Sep 5 09:45:36 MDT 2012
I'm using rsync with --link-dest to do backups.
I don't have any sparse files, but someday I might.
Should I be using --sparse?
I notice that -S is not implied by -a. This makes
me suspicious that --sparse is not (yet?) suitable
for general purpose use. There also seem to be
outstanding bugs related to --sparse.
Karl <kop at meme.com>
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