rsync is bad

SYNass IT Ubuntu / Linux i-ubux at
Sun Jun 8 00:54:59 UTC 2008

On Sat, 2008-06-07 at 20:04 -0400, Brian McKee wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 7, 2008 at 7:54 PM, Karl Larsen <k5di at> wrote:
> >    I hoped that rsync would result in a copy of the original but fails
> > to do so. It seems to do something to GTK+ which no-one including me,
> > has the first clue how to fix. I have had no luck with rsync so will
> > stop using it.
> >
> >    So I will back off to dd which I know works just fine. That will be
> > my next way to copy this Ubuntu 7.10 to another partition. Forget rsync
> > it has bad problems.
> Karl
>    Thousands of people have been rsync for many many years to copy
> ungodly numbers of Terrabytes of data.
> I don't doubt you are having a problem, but it ain't rsync.....
> Please don't make blanket statements like that.
> It's a poor musician....
> Brian

Hi everybody
Even as a greenhorn / Linux newbie I am able to second Brian's answer !

Just recently started using rsync internally and to another unit and 
got all the checks 100% perfect: 
Always exact same figures of files and size on source and target !!

Well, if one starts experimenting / reading / study the hefty manual it 
shows its power and with that many of options / parameters there is 
the danger of:  Easily wrongdoing !!!

Cheers, svobi

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