rsync shall ignore differences in meta (inode) data, but does not even
with --size-only. -- If in combination with --link-dest.
Is there any flag I missed?
rsync -avbuH --size-only --stats --delete-excluded
--link-dest=/path/to/last "user@system:Shared/Data" /path/to/now
to sync backup-style and use the --link-dest option to minimize traffic
(and space) and still have a full backup each time. So far nothing special.
Now it happens that at the source side data changes are moderate, but
meta information (like atime, mtime) do change a lot. I didn't find a
solution to make rsync ignore these differences to use a link.
--size-only and -t (implied by -a) work ok with a simple syncs, but
obviously (for me) it does not in combination with --link-dest. I can
understand the motivation behind this: rsync is not allowed to change
meta data of the existing inode, nor can it neglect the change - or can it?
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