ZFS backups: retrieving a few files?
thomas at ronner.org
Tue Nov 23 12:56:03 UTC 2010
On 11/23/10 1:45 PM, Andrew Reilly wrote:
> No, I don't like tar, rsync and friends for backups: they don't
> deal well with hard links, special files or sparse files.
rsync -avHxS --delete --numeric-ids /src/. /dst/.
Handles sparse files (S) and hard links (H). Never had any trouble with
special files. What sort of special files are not handled correctly by
rsync? I'd like to know because I'm relying on rsync for backups for
years on my home network.
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