Question on folder sync with "directory name translation"
gionata.boccalini at gmail.com
Mon Jun 8 13:40:43 MDT 2015
Thanks Joe for the reply:
1) why do you say to use fuzzy twice? Do you mean in both directions?
2) I have to mention that the remote system is a Synology NAS, which for
whatever reason (I can't think about), doesn't support symlinks, even in
the same disk volume or "share"!
> But I could make some symlinks in the local system (archlinux) and user
> exclude filters to remove the directories I don't want to synchronize.
But still there is no way of doing this with rsync options alone?
2015-06-07 19:28 GMT+02:00 Joe <josephj at main.nc.us>:
> I'm sure one of the experts will have a better answer, but two things come
> to mind as options to explore:
> 1) Use --fuzzy twice so files which are the same but possibly with
> different names and locations are synced
> 2) Use some sort of symlinks on the destination so the names actually
> match (these could be added and removed right before and after the rsync
> respectively if you don't want them around later.) Symlinks are tricky with
> rsync. You have to set the options right, so I'm not sure of the exact
> On 06/07/2015 12:38 PM, Gionata Boccalini wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> I'm new to this mailing list but I have been using rsync for some years
>> up to now.
>> I'm trying to synchronize two directory trees, but I want a special
>> behavior that I didn't find on the net nor in the manual (or maybe there is
>> a combination of options to get what I want but I couldn't find it).
>> Tree A is like:
>> And tree B (on a remote filesystem) is like:
>> I have to synchronize everything in one rsync run, like
>> rysnc -arv A/ B/
>> but I want FolderA to be synchronized with FolderB.
>> They must contain the same files but have a different name! I want
>> something like a "directory name translation" in the rsync run...
>> Is it possible? Do you see any another way of doing this? (A part of
>> using two rsync runs....)
>> Please let me know if I didn't explain the problem correctly or you need
>> further information.
>> Thank you for your attention and time.
>> Best regards.
>> Gionata Boccalini/
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