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Old 09-18-2010, 02:48 PM   #1
gacl
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Rsync Didn't Exit Upon Error


Hello,

I back up with rsync like this:

rsync -av --delete /mnt/hda1/ /mnt/hdb1/

hda1 had an error (bad superblock, i think), but rsync didn't exit! It just went on on deleting my files until i hit Ctrl+C. Now I can't access the original drive and the back-up drive has lost a lot of files. Why doesn't rsync exit when it encounters and error? How can I stop this behavior?

Thanks,
Gus
 
Old 09-18-2010, 11:21 PM   #2
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Before using rsync with the --delete option, I test to make sure
that the partition is mounted correctly. The test verifies the
existance of a directory on the filesysystem. For example:

Code:
[ -d /mnt/hdaq/somedir ] && rsync -av --delete /mnt/hda1/ /mnt/bhd1

Last edited by carltm; 09-18-2010 at 11:22 PM. Reason: mispelled code
 
Old 09-20-2010, 06:09 PM   #3
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The problem is that there was no sign of anything being wrong with the drive. It was mounted and I was editing files up to the last minute before I tried to back up.
 
  


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