Is the --sparse option suitable for .dbf files

Jason Haar Jason_Haar at
Wed Sep 5 18:26:52 MDT 2012

On 06/09/12 04:31, Kevin Korb wrote:
> Also, this is during a restore that I am talking about.  I don't see a
> problem with using --sparse on everything during the backup.

Conversely, is there any problem with NOT using sparse on sparse files?
i.e. I know it will use more space - but will a sparse file copied
somewhere by rsync NOT using the "--sparse" option be 100% equivalent to
the original?


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