rsync and moving files [Re: backup w/ snapshots]
freebsd at meijome.net
Mon Aug 29 14:32:42 GMT 2005
Svein Halvor Halvorsen wrote:
> * Svein Halvor Halvorsen [2005-08-28 23:53 +0200]
>> Does this sound reasonable? Is there any precautions I should take? Are
>> there any other tools better suited for the task at hand?
> I'm responding to my own message.
> Let's say I happen to move all music from /music/artist - album/ to
> /music/artist/album. Even though a local snapshot would handle this well,
> rsync would create new files on the remote machine, and when I then take a
> snapshot there, it will be HUGE!
isn't that the whole point of having a backup? to have *another* copy of
and I guess that yes, if the files are new in the remote system, when
you take a snapshot the difference with the previous snapshot will be
the size of the new data (only guessing from how snapshots work in
Linux, so feel free to flame ..err..correct me :) )
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