Sync files-from with delete
john_espiro at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 26 21:27:15 MDT 2015
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From: Simon Hobson <linux at thehobsons.co.uk>
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Subject: Re: Sync files-from with delete
john espiro <john_espiro at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I have a local directory that I am trying to sync with a remote directory. That's fine, but there's a lot of data that is out of sync so I decided to make a local copy of the difference to then bring to the remote location.
> So I ran a dry-run between the two to generate a list of files in listOfFiles.txt
> Then I ran rsync from local to localBackup.
> rsync -av --files-from=/tmp/listOfFiles.txt /var/MyData/ /USB/Backup/
> Now, while this is happening, I am still rsycning between my local and my remote. So I re-generate the listOfFiles.txt, which contains less things to copy than before.... I'd like to delete anything in /USB/Backup that is not in the listOfFiles.txt
Does it matter ? Take your USB drive to the remote location, rsync the files - any that are the same will be skipped. Then you can resume resyncing remotely as normal.
The remote location is rather remote, so that wouldn't work in this particular case.
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