Bug 5646 - Allow mixing different kinds of basis dirs
Summary: Allow mixing different kinds of basis dirs
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: rsync
Classification: Unclassified
Component: core (show other bugs)
Version: 3.1.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 enhancement (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Wayne Davison
QA Contact: Rsync QA Contact
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-07-29 14:17 UTC by Matt McCutchen
Modified: 2009-01-26 13:49 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Matt McCutchen 2008-07-29 14:17:10 UTC
Currently, rsync doesn't allow mixing different kinds of basis dirs (e.g., a --compare-dest dir and a --link-dest dir) on the same run.  This restriction seems excessive; I would like it relaxed.  I'm not sure exactly what combinations would make sense or be useful, so let's discuss it here.  See also this thread:

At a minimum, I think it should be possible to add any number of optimization-only --copy-dest and/or --link-dest dirs (bug 5645) to one of the currently allowed configurations.  This would provide an alternative to --recheck-basis-dirs (bug 5644) for the scenario in the following thread: