rsync not backing up all files
rgm at htt-consult.com
Wed Dec 18 15:17:10 UTC 2013
On 12/18/2013 10:05 AM, Robert Nichols wrote:
> On 12/18/2013 06:56 AM, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>> $ rsync -ah --stats ./
>> 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.
> "Number of files" includes a lot of things (directories, symlinks)
> that are
> not ordinary files. See if "find . ! -type f | wc -l" gives you a number
> that accounts for the difference.
Reponds back with 4962 which is pretty close, given that I have done a
few things since the backup (like restarting a few copies of Thunderbird).
Thanks for clarifying this for me. I suspected directories, but did not
think I had THAT many! Obviously it was more than just directories. I
will save this little find in my notes of things to check.
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