[CentOS] [rsync -avz] total size/disk usage difference between source and destination

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Tue Nov 4 02:08:50 UTC 2008

Sven wrote:
> Thanks for feedback.
> After doing a little bit research I found that the application (Apache
> Tomcat) and backup (Veritas NetBackup) was running during the copy
> job.
> What influence have a running Tomcat and NetBackup on rsync?
> What rsync (running as root) do if there are read-only files?

That's generally not a problem, but you'll get a snapshot of changing 
files, like growing logfiles, and if a file is deleted while still open 
it will still consume space on the source as seen by 'df' until the 
application closes it or exits but it won't be copied.

   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com

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