rsync and moving files [Re: backup w/ snapshots]
Svein Halvor Halvorsen
svein-freebsd-questions at theloosingend.net
Tue Aug 30 07:37:26 GMT 2005
* Norberto Meijome [2005-08-30 02:14 +1000]
> I take your word wrt to how it works. Assuming of course that you move
> within the same filesystem.
Yes, I'm talking about the same filsystem.
> (touche). yup, that's what would happen....but tha's the nature of the beast
> :) don't keep too many snapshots ? ;)
> it'd be great if you could keep a log of all local-mv operations,and then
> replay them remotely via ssh.
Yes, I thought about that myself. Only I thought I'd keep a list of
filename/inode pairs from each sync, so before I do a sync I could compare
the lists to find out which files appears to be the same, only with a new
name. Then rename those files remotely. In cases where a inode-match does
not represent a relink, but just plain inode recycling, so what? Rsync
will make the new file up to date.
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