rsync -x does not do the same on EL 5.6 and 5.7
Le jeu 08 sep 2011 08:32:20 CEST, Simon Matter a écrit:
> We re doing backups of all filesystems to a dedicated server using "rsync
> -x". Now, the latest CentOS versions (5.7/6.x) come with rsync-3.0.6
> instead of rsync-2.x. That's nice but unfortunately it doesn't do the same
> as 2.x in certain situations.
> The problem is with the -x option, which does not delete content under a
> mount point anymore. It was my impression that this is a bug, but I've
> been told it's a feature. The problem has shown up after I have added a
> new mount point on a server.
> I've added a BZ for RedHat and also posted to the rsync list as below:
> Am I really the only one having problems with the new behaviour? It
> affects all user running "rsync -x". The problem only shows up after new
> mount points have been added to a subdirectory which is processed by rsync
> -x. That may be the reason why not many people relize it. Still, I don't
> see the logic behind the change which is why I take this here to hear what
> others think.
This is not the only difference between rsync-2.x and 3.x.
We are doing
rsync -azX --delete-after etc...
and it fails with rsync-3.
On the server (still running rsync-2), /var/log/secure shows the
difference (sorry for the long lines).
>From a rsync-2 client, we receive :
Sep 7 12:35:01 lasbHOME scponly: running: /usr/bin/rsync --server -lXogDtprz --delete --delete-after etc...
>From a rsync-3 client, it turns to :
Sep 7 20:35:01 lasbHOME scponly: option 'e' or a related long option is not permitted for use with /usr/bin/rsync (arg was .is)
Sep 7 20:35:01 lasbHOME scponly: requested command (/usr/bin/rsync --server -logDtpXrze.is --delete-after etc...) tried to use disallowed argument
As I don't have the time to make more trials, I simply downgraded to
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