Rsync: can it handle any and all file formats?
Our company uses rsync to backup data between our servers. Does anyone know of any file formats which rsync cannot deal with when it does incremental backups? With incremental backups, it obviously just appends changes/new bits to a file, so is there a chance that it cannot deal with a particular file type?
For example, it works fine with MS Word/Excel etc. Does it work fine with Illustrator/Paint shop etc files, which are images, instead of words?
What about more business critical files like our Sage accounts files and payrol files? Can rsync still append incremental changes without corrupting a file?
I would like to hear anyones experiences on whether they have ever come accross files which rsync cannot incrementally backup.
Kind regards, and thanks for reading