rsync not backing up all files
rgm at htt-consult.com
Wed Dec 18 12:56:50 UTC 2013
I am getting ready for a new install to f20 (currently still lagging
behind on f17). I attached a 2TB USB drive, stopped MOST tasks (firefox
with 16 open windows, a few terminals some running SSH, and VNC), and
ran the following:
$ rsync -ah --stats ./ /run/media/rgm/6XW1484R/lx120e.htt/rgm/backup-131218
Number of files: 30174
Number of files transferred: 25251
Total file size: 34.93G bytes
Total transferred file size: 34.93G bytes
Literal data: 34.93G bytes
Matched data: 0 bytes
File list size: 776.54K
File list generation time: 0.121 seconds
File list transfer time: 0.000 seconds
Total bytes sent: 34.94G
Total bytes received: 499.44K
sent 34.94G bytes received 499.44K bytes 23.53M bytes/sec
total size is 34.93G speedup is 1.00
So the question is why were ~5k files NOT copied? Properties on
/home/rgm shows ~42GB disk used.
I am going to do a clean install to a new 256GB SSD drive (hopeing to
get more inflight operating time), so backing up everything to restore
seems important. Unless there are that many hidden files MOST of which
(need ./.ssh for example) are not needed.
Plus I would like rsync to report how long it actually took to run. I
can't find an option for that.
thank you for your help.
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