On Tuesday 02 September 2003 11:59 am, Malcolm Kay wrote: > On Tue, 2 Sep 2003 23:27, Guy Van Sanden wrote: > > Hello > > > > I'm using rsync to sort of mirror two 40GB disks (once a day). > > All partitions work as expected, but root is weird (and as you > > can see below, I sort of made it too small). > > > > I use this command: > > /usr/local/bin/rsync -ax --delete / /mirror/rootfs > > > > But this is what I'm getting: > > df -m > > Filesystem 1M-blocks Used Avail Capacity Mounted on > > /dev/ad0s1a 154 71 70 51% / > > /dev/ad1s1a 154 138 4 97% /mirror/rootfs > > > > So, there's a 67 MB difference between both. > > I started out wite a cleanly formatted mirror (UFS2) > > > > My system is FreeBSD 5.0 RELEASE-p11 > > > > Thanks for any help > > > > Guy > > I expect rsync does not recognise hard linked files as such and > makes separate images of each directory link. Looking through > /stand on my 4.8 system I see that this would create about 60Mb > extra. > > You might do better with dump and restore: > # cd /miiror/rootfs > # dump -0 -a -f - / | restore -r -f - > > Malcolm >
rsync -H preserves hard links. Maybe try rsync -Hax --delete ? -Jim _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"