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Old 06-30-2004, 10:03 AM   #1
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Question How can I stop rsync from deleting data if network link is dropped?

I run rsync as a cron job on a Slackware 9 box. I use smbmount to mount a Windows share and then sync data using rsync with the --delete switch. Sometimes the connection drops while rsync is still running, resulting in the rest of the data being deleted. Is there a way of stopping this to happen? My script looks like this:

umount /mnt/new_projects
smbmount // /mnt/new_projects -o username=tux%penquin
if [ $? = 0 ]
rsync -a -t -r -u -z \
--modify-window=10 \
--ignore-errors \
-v --progress \
--timeout=0 \
--stats \
--delete \
--include "*/" \
--include "*.par" \
--include "*.asm" \
--include "*.cfg" \
--exclude "*" \
--exclude "Visualization/" \
/mnt/new_projects/ "/disk1/Projects"
umount /mnt/new_projects
chmod -R 777 /disk1/Projects
echo Finished at &date
exit 1
echo "Could not mount $sharename on $ip"
echo "Rsync did not transfer any data at this time."
exit 1
Old 06-30-2004, 10:21 AM   #2
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How about --delete-after
Old 06-30-2004, 10:35 AM   #3
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Thumbs up Rsync

Thanks. I read up on it, but many people seems to have a problem with it. However, I will try it on my side and see what it does.


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