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It appears that rsync when used with cron does NOT backup most open files. It appears that save Open Office spreadsheets are not backup up when Open Office is open ...
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- 08-25-2009 #1
rsync and open files
Does anybody know for sure what if any open files Grsync/Rsync Cron initiated open files will get backed up and what will not.?
- 08-26-2009 #2
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You might run script to close all files as a user before rsync-ing them to overcome this issue if you need to run a cron. Cheers...
- 08-27-2009 #3
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- Apr 2009
- I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
Backup software should not touch open files. The fact that rsync respects this caveate is a good thing, given how Linux (and Unix) cache disc writes. Users that tend to keep files open for extended periods (beyond their hours of work), should be "educated" to not do that, since they are in danger of losing their work if the system or disc were to fail. This is also a good reason why backups should be done during "off hours".Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!