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rsync copies unmodified files between different file systems

I try to synchronize files between two machines using rsync, but it seems to copy all the files regardless file modification time. Two consecutive call of the command produces the same results, so it ...
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Rsync -avzHP follows hardlinks instead of copying them as hardlinks

I use rsnapshot to create hourly/daily/weekly/monthly backups of my "work"-share. Now I'm trying to copy the whole backup-directory onto an external drive using rsync. I used this command/parameters ...
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How do I improve my incremental-backup performance?

I'm currently using the traditional rsync+cp -al method to create incremental/snapshot backups of our server tree. The backups are going onto a pair of eight-disk towers connected to the backup ...
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rsync -a doesn't copy ext3 attributes

I just stumbled upon the fact that rsync doesn't preserve at least the ext3 "immutable" flag - while it should do so when using -a, IMHO. Quick test case: # touch testfile # chattr +i testfile # ...
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Immutable hard links on ext3/4?

In my research on file versioning at the fs level, snapshotting, and related ideas, I took a look at hard-links and exactly what they are and how they behave. Using rsync you can get a pretty slick ...