[Bug 2294] Detect renamed files and handle by renaming instead of delete/re-send

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Fri Jan 15 18:40:10 UTC 2021


--- Comment #36 from elatllat at gmail.com ---
(In reply to Claudius Ellsel from comment #35)
> This is going off-topic

On such an old bug with modern workarouds I think it's worth talking about.

> backup drive is NTFS currently, which would complicate things probably.

Using a COW FS would require you you use said FS (not NTFS ... you can put
files systems inside each other with losetup but it's not ideal) If you really
don't want to use another filesystem then the options are git or git-annex or
that wrapper script I cooked up, or there is likely some backup software with
the functionality baked in. 

> > If you want to review changes before backup
> [and] detect moved files

you can with a COW FS like this (R for renamed); 

# zfs diff pool/volume at snap1 pool/volume at snap2
M       /pool/volume/
R       /pool/volume/fileB -> /pool/volume/fileC

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