rsync not backing up all files

Cameron Simpson cs at
Thu Dec 19 21:56:01 UTC 2013

On 18Dec2013 10:17, Robert Moskowitz <rgm at> wrote:
> 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.

Symlinks maybe.

Or hardlinks (but you're not using -H).
IIRC, the /lib/modulestree is heavily hardlinked if you keep multiple
kernels around.

Anyway, run a report on that find to count things by file type
(dirs, symlinks, devices etc) and see what you get.

Cameron Simpson <cs at>

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