First of all congratulation for rsync, which I use as our main backup tool in
our banking company (ACM).
I am trying to also use rsync to deduplicate files.
cp -a /bin /bin3
rm -v /bin3/z* /bin3/bas*
#now we will use rsync to build a folder with all files from /bin that are
missing or different in /bin3, using --compare-dest
rm -r /bin.tmp -r; rsync --recursive --links --group --owner --devices
--numeric-ids --delete --delete-excluded --one-file-system
--compare-dest="../bin3" --hard-links --perms --times --size-only "/bin/."
"/bin.tmp" -vv --stats | less
1) on version 2.6.9 it worked more or less: missing files in bin3 were copied
from bin to bin.tmp except 'zcat' because it was a hardlink to 'gunzip', which
is not missing in bin3.
on version 3.0.3 and 3.0.7 it just hangs
2) secondly and unfortunately, removing the --hard-links option is also making
trouble in 3.0.3 and 3.0.7: it does not hang anymore but it sadly copy all
symlinks, even those that are present in bin3.
on 2.6.9, removing --hard-links option was working correctly and copying ONLY
the missing symlinks.
Thank you for your time.
Head of Infratructure
Advanced Currency Markets SA