grsync (rsync) usage question
xyzzyx at sbcglobal.net
Sat Sep 29 17:32:41 UTC 2007
On Fri, 2007-09-28 at 20:25 -0700, Smoot Carl-Mitchell wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-09-28 at 13:15 -0500, Default User wrote:
> > One of the "advanced" options in Grsync (gui for rsync) is to "copy
> > symlinks as symlinks", which is apparently not the default. Well, why
> > not? Shouldn't that be the default?
> > When backing up, when would one NOT want to "copy symlinks as
> > symlinks" (rather than the file a symlink "points to" instead)?
> The -a (archive) options turns on the -l option among other options. I
> usually use rsync using:
> rsync -az
> which is equivalent to:
> rsync -rlptgoD
> It is odd the GUI frontend does not turn on -l by default, since you can
> easily get into recursive symlink loops with it off.
> Smoot Carl-Mitchell
> System/Network Architect
> email: smoot at tic.com
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Thanks for the reply. BTW, do you run rsync from within a live, running
Ubuntu system, or from a live cd to operate on "dead", unmounted
filesystems (to accurately copy/move/etc files that would be in a
dynamic state on a live, mounted filesystem)?
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