Re: mirroring subset of debian files with rsync
>>>>> "Phil" == Phil Howard <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Phil> Here's the command I'm using now:
Phil> rsync --block-size=8192 --verbose --stats --recursive
Phil> --compress --links --perms --times --timeout 300 --delete
Phil> --delete-excluded --include
Phil> '/dists/potato/main/binary-all/**' --include
Phil> '/dists/potato/main/binary-sparc/**' --include
Phil> '/dists/potato/main/disks-i386/**' --include
Phil> '/dists/potato/main/source/**' --include
Phil> '/dists/potato/contrib/binary-all/**' --include
Phil> '/dists/potato/contrib/binary-sparc/**' --include
Phil> '/dists/potato/contrib/source/**' --include
Phil> '/dists/potato/non-free/binary-all/**' --include
Phil> '/dists/potato/non-free/binary-sparc/**' --include
Phil> '/dists/potato/non-free/source/**' --exclude '/**'
Phil> As seen from the list, I'm trying to include every file that
Phil> matches the includes, and exclude whatever gets by all of
Phil> them unmatched. It's as if rsync isn't doing the sequential
Phil> match test like the docs say it does.
I am afraid I really can't help you with your problem, but this
is what I would do:
1. That is a very long command line. I think it would simplify it a
lot if you could use --exclude-from=FILE and --include-from=FILE (not
tested). A simpler command line is easier to debug...
2. Try to test very simple commands on a smaller filesystem, perhaps
even on the same system. eg
rsync ... /tmp/mytest /tmp/out --include /tmp/mytest/a \
(not tested, I don't often use rsync, so beware!)
3. look at other programs that use rsync, eg apt-move. From memory,
apt-move uses rsync in a similar way.
Brian May <email@example.com>