Is the --sparse option suitable for .dbf files
kmk at sanitarium.net
Wed Sep 5 18:29:55 MDT 2012
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Nope, it will just eat space storing nothings rather than generating
the nothings when you read the file.
Note that when you copy a sparse file sparsely it doesn't necessarily
sparse the same blocks so the files still might not be the same size.
On 09/05/12 20:26, Jason Haar wrote:
> 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
> 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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