Does rsync verify its writes?
paul+rsync at wurtel.net
Tue Jul 12 21:26:09 UTC 2022
On Tue 12 Jul 2022, Kevin Korb via rsync wrote:
> Rsync does not verify writes. --checksum doesn't verify anything. Sounds
> like you want a file verification tool. The simplest would be md5sum.
Running rsync --checksum directly after transferring your files will
verify that the files are written correctly (if the source hasn't
changed in the meantime). That might help to give some peace of mind.
> On 7/12/22 02:31, Mark Filipak via rsync wrote:
> > Hello. Does rsync verify its writes?
> > Re, 'info rsync'.
> > Maybe I just being stupid, but there's no mention of verification in the
> > 'DESCRIPTION' section, so despite the words in the 'OPTIONS' section,
> > '-c, --checksum' topic (which I may be misinterpreting), I assume rsync
> > does not verify except for the checksum directive.
> > I admit that I'm paranoid. ;-) ...Please clarify.
> > Regards, and Thanks,
> > Mark Filipak.
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