[CentOS] rsync to full disk

MHR mhullrich at gmail.com
Wed Apr 15 21:30:09 UTC 2009


On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 10:06 AM, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:
> I recently noticed that an "rsync -av" to a full disk keeps sending
> files even after the target is out of space.  Has it always done that?
> I suppose it is reasonable to keep trying in case it subsequently
> crosses a mount point or space becomes available but I expected it to
> quit on that sort of error.
>

IIRC, rsync does not stop because the files may be of different sizes,
and some may fit where others won't as it goes along.  It doesn't sort
by file size and copy that way, and that might not be the best method
anyway....

HTH

mhr


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