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Re: [SLUG] How far can you push rsync?
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] How far can you push rsync?
- From: Andre Pang <ozone@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun Aug 12 16:04:03 2001
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On Sun, Aug 12, 2001 at 01:05:52AM +0100, Sean Neakums wrote:
> I'm sure rsync could simply be told to treat each filesystems as a
> large binary file, using the block device special file (/dev/hdb2 and
> so on).
i actually tried this once; i wanted rsync to backup my VFAT
partition and decided to rsync over the raw block device. no
go. i can't find a switch for rsync to tell it "copy all the
actual information inside block device files". -D just tells
rsync to mknod the appropriate block device on the remote end if
it's not already there, and without -D, it just ignores the
so if anybody else can get this working, i'd be interested in
finding out how.
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