A strange problem with my daily backups performed via rsync

Kevin Korb kmk at sanitarium.net
Mon Nov 2 09:38:30 UTC 2020

A few things here...
What filesystem is on /mnt/sony?
Add a --itemize-changes to see what it says is going on.
There really isn't a good reason to exclude lost+found. It should always
be empty and take up no space.  If there is something in it that is a
sign that there is a problem with your filesystem and you may as well
have rsync bring it to your attention.

On 11/2/20 3:30 AM, Manish Jain via rsync wrote:
> Hi,
> I am facing a strange situation with my daily backups performed via
> rsync. I primarily use Manjaro KDE Linux (LTS kernel), but also have
> FreeBSD and Windows 10 bare-metal installations.
> I have an all-OS-writable ext2 partition /dev/sda2 mounted at /mnt/wall
> My USB backup device is a Sony SSD mounted at /mnt/sony
> This is the relevant line from my script which backs up /mnt/wall :
> rsync -aAHXv --delete \
> --exclude "lost+found" --exclude "System Volume Information" \
> /mnt/wall /mnt/sony/
> Whenever the line above goes into action, it recursively deletes
> /mnt/sony/wall and then copies /mnt/wall all over again.
> Any ideas why this might be happening ? Since /mnt/wall is 13GB, it
> costs me time and SSD-wear to have /mnt/sony/wall recreated all over
> again every time I do a backup.
> Thanks,
> Manish Jain

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