[linux-elitists] rsync hacks (fwd from kragen@pobox.com)

D. Joe Anderson deejoe@raccoon.com
Fri Jul 16 14:18:01 PDT 2004


On Fri, Jul 16, 2004 at 12:58:33PM -0500, Tilghman Lesher wrote:
> On Friday 16 July 2004 12:39, Sam Phillips wrote:
> > On Thu, Jul 15, 2004, at 09:54 +0200, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> > > Figured this could be useful for somebody here.
> > >
> > > On Wed, 14 Jul 2004 at 11:37:06, Kragen Sitaker wrote:
> > > > rsync is a remarkably versatile program.  Here are some of the recent
> > > > uses I have for it.
> >
> > Now does anyone know a way for rsync to not alter the atime on files
> > that I'm backing up?
> 
> Yeah, mount your filesystem -o noatime.  Seriously, though, you can't
> normally.  

Reportedly, dump will preserve your atimes.  But, for that
matter, I guess dd will, too.  Not (at least, not yet) being a
dump/restore kind of guy, I appreciated reading the discussion
of the atime issue in this page:

http://dump.sourceforge.net/isdumpdeprecated.html

-- 
Joe




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