collecting the differences between a local host and remote archive to third local location (a usb device)

Kevin Korb kmk at
Thu Sep 27 10:40:46 MDT 2012

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I have never actually used it personally but --only-write-batch can do

On 09/27/12 03:33, Benjamin Ward wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I'm trying to archive to a remote host but the size of the data to
> copy is prohibitively large to consider doing the sync over the
> wire (it's TBs of raw video), so i was wondering if it was possible
> to use a usb attached storage device as the transport medium.
> Is it possible for rsync to compare the two systems (over the
> network) finding any newer or different files on the local system
> as compared to the remote archive (ignoring local deletes), then
> copy only those new/differences to a locally attached portable
> drive so that the portable drive can be physically taken across
> town to the other system, plugged in and then the new data be
> ingested so that a subsequent rsync between the the two systems
> would see those files as synchronised?
> I thought the --compare-dest option might be the way to go, as per
> this post:
> but it seems to not behave the way i thought it would.
> Thanks in advance, and apologies if I'm asking a bleeding obvious 
> question. :)
> Kind regards, Ben

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