[Bug 10724] New: rsync 3.1.0+ creates all dirs even with --prune-empty-dir (filling disk)

Linda A. Walsh rsync at tlinx.org
Mon Jul 28 01:48:02 MDT 2014

I have a problem similar to this bug, not sure if it is the same bug or 
not, the consequences
in my case are killing off a daily snapshot mechanism.

As mentioned in the "Concern rsync failing to find attributes..." thread,
I am doing an rsync from A->B while excluding files
in a --compare-dest base dir.

The problem is on a relatively small snapshot space is tighter.  It's
creating a 680MB fs, for a 550MB snapshot.  Then I copy the 550MB
snapshot to the 680MB fs and run out of space because
rsync created 310 thousand empty directories on the target.

If I get rid of them, I regain about 200M of space.

I am using the --prune-empty-dirs switch, but it seems to be ignored.

Is this likely the same bug, or different?

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