rsync for backup och restore

Johnny Rosenberg gurus.knugum at
Mon Oct 6 16:00:22 UTC 2008

2008/10/5 Brian McKee <brian.mckee at>

> On Sun, Oct 5, 2008 at 7:27 AM, Johnny Rosenberg <gurus.knugum at>
> wrote:
> > Maybe some of you will say that "rsync is not the right tool for this".
> In
> > that case, what should I use instead (preferably a non GUI suggestion
> from
> > the repositories, please)?
> Have you considered Unison ?
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> I don't have personal experience, but have seen it recommended widely.
> As to your original issue - is it trying to overwrite a file with a
> link or vice versa?  One of those files is a symbolic link which won't
> have the same permissions as the file itself.  Perhaps running rsync
> with the -H option might clear this up - but I'd confirm which file is
> correct, and manually put it in place and re-run the sync.

I'll take a look at the -H option.
It should replace, if anything,
Linux/Dokumentation/Tangentbordslayout Ubuntu 20080217.ods" with
Linux/Dokumentation/Tangentbordslayout Ubuntu 20080217.ods" and both are
links. However, the date of both links should be the same so I can't see a
reason why it would try to copy it at all… The -u option should make sure of
that, shouldn't it? But I will take a look at the -H option now, before I do
anything else. Thanks.

> Brian
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