rsync counts not identical

Polytropon freebsd at
Sun May 31 01:42:14 UTC 2020

On Sat, 30 May 2020 21:11:49 -0400, David Mehler wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm using rsync on two FreeBSD servers to send files and subfolders
> from one to the other. The command I'm using is rsync -avz
> /path/of/first/system/folder/ /path/of/second/system/folder/
> The first set of files/folders is on a ufs disk, the second on a zfs
> volume, differences in sizes are 13 to 20MB differences between the
> source and destination. Is this normal?

How have the sizes been measured?

Is it possible that some symlinks or hardlinks have been
"resolved" in some undesired way?


Technically correct term is "directory"; a "folder" is the name
of an icon representing (!) a directory. ;-)

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