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Old 04-28-2017, 07:40 AM   #1
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Smile looking for rsync on steroids


I know about the q and the a option. i have used this tool with local music collections and invariably it gives me errors that some files were not copied. i am wondering if there is a way to simulate the running of rsync without actually running it. Is there another test I am missing.

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Old 04-28-2017, 07:53 AM   #2
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-n ?

Not that that will help if the errors are actually with the physical I/O.
 
Old 04-28-2017, 08:08 AM   #3
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Yes, there is a --dry-run option.

There are also several ways to specify that the files should be checked for change: for instance, that a checksum should be used instead of date/time. I use these fairly routinely.
 
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Are you running other programs while you run rsync? If so the missing files may not be errors. For instance if I close a web browser while running rsync then rsync may report that some of the browser files have disappeared. That is simply because the browser deleted some of its temporary files upon exit.

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