RSYNC not deleting

Jonathan Duncan jonathan at
Thu Feb 15 14:13:52 MST 2007

On Mon, 12 Feb 2007, Michael L Torrie wrote:

> On Fri, 2007-02-09 at 12:27 -0700, Jonathan Duncan wrote:
>> I run a nightly script that rsync's my Mac to my Linux backup server.
>> I ran out of room on my backup server.  So I started to investigate.  I
>> found that the /backup folder on my backup server was almost twice
>> as big as the directory that I was backing up.  I looked at the files and
>> found stuff in the backup that I had deleted on the Mac a long time ago.
>> Apparently RSYNC is not deleting, or at least not deleting everything.
>> This command I am using:
>> rsync -az -e ssh --delete --exclude-from=ExcFile /Users/jonathan login@$
> Would adding --delete-excluded do anything to help here?

Hmmm, that could help.  I will see how it goes.  Thanks for the idea.


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