[Bug 11067] New: add --min-depth and --max-depth options

Joe josephj at main.nc.us
Thu Jan 22 12:32:12 MST 2015

Maybe a bit off topic. (I don't deal with any data even remotely that

How would you use these new options - just as a way to break large tasks
into smaller "batches"?
If rsync "stops in the middle", then the target would be in a sort of
limbo where it might not be fully usable.


On 01/22/2015 09:38 AM, samba-bugs at samba.org wrote:
> https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11067
>             Bug ID: 11067
>            Summary: add --min-depth and --max-depth options
>            Product: rsync
>            Version: 3.1.1
>           Hardware: All
>                 OS: All
>             Status: NEW
>           Severity: enhancement
>           Priority: P5
>          Component: core
>           Assignee: wayned at samba.org
>           Reporter: chip at innovates.com
>         QA Contact: rsync-qa at samba.org
> As file systems are getting bigger and bigger, into the multiple petabyte scale
> rsync is not scaling well, but is still the tool of choice when migrating
> filesystems from one storage vender to another.
> Adding --min-depth and --max-depth options to control what directory depth
> rsync will operate on would allow better targeted rsync processes.

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