On Wed, 2020-02-05 at 12:59 +0300, Dimitri Zelenkin via CentOS wrote: > Pete Biggs wrote: > >> The -X option to rsync will copy all extended attributes from the old to > >> the new filesystem. > > Yes, I discovered this when I rsync'd a whole 4Tb filesystem and the > > backup system decided everything had changed because the attributes had > > changed. I've settled on using "rsync -avHAX ..." and that seems to > > keep everything preserved. > > The most important question here is obvious: have you lost your data? > Me? No. It was just annoying that I had to re-backup 4Tb of data to a remote server that only allowed me to send 200Gb a day when the only thing that had changed was the ACL and SELinux labelling that we don't even use on the filesystem. P.