rsync and moving files [Re: backup w/ snapshots]
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Mon Aug 29 15:39:38 GMT 2005
Svein Halvor Halvorsen <svein-freebsd-questions at theloosingend.net> writes:
> * 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!
> Can I resolve this?
dump/restore is the only method I can think of offhand that will
handle this problem. And even then, those huge moves have to stay
within a single filesystem.
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