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Re: new idea
Your mail and man page of rsync and rsync.conf answered most of my doubt.
There is one question, I couldn't get answer from the site.
Q:- Does it support backup /mirroring of open files and open applications ??
--- Sean Burford <slide@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Those who suggest to use "rsync", I have couple of questions for you.
>> I saw the site and document,
>I suggest downloading it and reading the man page.
>> * The largest test was 24MB. I am looking for giga bytes servers,
>> Will it support ? Also someone in mailing list raise the issue of eating
>> so much "CPU" by "rsync" ??
>I don't know the answer to that one. You will have to experiment. Try
>increasing the block size.
> -B, --block-size=SIZE checksum blocking size (default 700)
> -z, --compress compress file data
> --bwlimit=KBPS limit I/O bandwidth, KBytes
>> * It does not address replicating all the file attributes (as far as
>> I can tell).
>It does more than that:
> -l, --links preserve soft links
> -L, --copy-links treat soft links like regular files
> --copy-unsafe-links copy links outside the source tree
> --safe-links ignore links outside the destination tree
> -H, --hard-links preserve hard links
> -p, --perms preserve permissions
> -o, --owner preserve owner (root only)
> -g, --group preserve group
> -D, --devices preserve devices (root only)
> -t, --times preserve times
>> * It does not address the initial synchronization problem ?
>If the initial sync problem is :
> How do I get the file there in the first place?
>then, yes, rsync handles this. It works like rcp in this special case,
>though you may like to use the throttle feature, as it will gladly use as
>much bandwidth as is available otherwise.
> -W, --whole-file copy whole files, no incremental checks
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