rsync is bad
SYNass IT Ubuntu / Linux
i-ubux at synass.net
Sun Jun 8 01:37:14 UTC 2008
On Sat, 2008-06-07 at 19:04 -0600, Karl Larsen wrote:
> SYNass IT Ubuntu / Linux wrote:
> > 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 zianet.com> 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
> OK. How many times have you used rsync to copy a whole system to
> another partition and then had it work properly?
Such a thing, even as a greenhorn / newbie in Linux, I wouldn't do with
rsync ! ;-)
The OS partition is a very sensitive thing and therefor needs adequate
respect !! ;-))
I done it more than once sucessfully: With GParted !!! ;-D
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