cut-off time for rsync ?

Dirk van Deun dvandeun at
Wed Jul 1 02:06:57 MDT 2015

> If your goal is to reduce storage, and scanning inodes doesnt matter,
> use --link-dest for targets. However, that'll keep a backup for every
> time that you run it, by link-desting yesterday's copy.
The goal was not to reduce storage, it was to reduce work.  A full
rsync takes more than the whole night, and the destination server is
almost unusable for anything else when it is doing its rsyncs.  I
am sorry if this was unclear.  I just want to give rsync a hint that
comparing files and directories that are older than one week on
the source side is a waste of time and effort, as the rsync is done
every day, so they can safely be assumed to be in sync already.

Dirk van Deun
Ceterum censeo Redmond delendum

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