On Tue, Mar 07, 2023 at 01:16:07PM +0100, Heiko Schlittermann via rsync wrote: > Robin Lee Powell via rsync <firstname.lastname@example.org> (Di 07 Mär 2023 07:07:01 > CET): > > Read the "PER-DIRECTORY RULES AND DELETE" of the man page. (And > > don't feel bad, it took me a while to figure it out myself). > > I did, but left with some uncertainty. > > "H" hides the files from the transfer? What does it mean? > "P" protects files from being deleted? > > I even tried '+r *', no luck. > > > Short version: per-directory rules only apply on the side they're > > *specified on*, but you need the exclusion to apply to *both* sides. > > Hm. Maybe more reasoning behind. > > I'm syncing a quite large tree, but some directories contain huuge VM images, > which I need to transfer using another mechanism. Because rsync doesn't > seem to handle filesizes of about 100…500GiB well. > > These directories should contain a `.rsync-filter` to prevent them from > the sync, but rsync should not remove these same-named files on the > remote side.
First of all, I disagree that rsync handles very large files badly, but that's not super relevant. :) Consdier --partial for large files. Anyway. Note that: (1) my .rsync-filter file has "+ .rsync-filter" in it and (2) --delete-after means that the .rsync-filter is present on *both sides* when the delete runs Exclusion on the *sender* side means "don't send this"; exclusion on the *receiver* side means "don't delete this". *Normally*, they're the same, like if you do --exclude=foo in the command, that affects *both* the sender and receeiver side, but with -F, the sender side uses the .rsync-filter in its directory, and the receiver side uses the .rsync-filter in *its* directory. So if you want the files to be excluded from sending *and* deleting, the .rsync-filter that excludes the files has to be present on *both* sides. You can do that by just manually making them in both places, or by copying what I had in my email. > -- > Please use reply-all for most replies to avoid omitting the mailing list. > To unsubscribe or change options: > https://lists.samba.org/mailman/listinfo/rsync > Before posting, read: http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html -- Please use reply-all for most replies to avoid omitting the mailing list. To unsubscribe or change options: https://lists.samba.org/mailman/listinfo/rsync Before posting, read: http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html