rsync and moving files [Re: backup w/ snapshots]
hornetmadness at gmail.com
Mon Aug 29 15:11:42 GMT 2005
On 8/29/05, Norberto Meijome <freebsd at meijome.net> wrote:
> 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
> your files?
> 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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