We have one big problem at the moment: We need to mirror a filesystem for one of our customers. Thats usual not really a problem, but here it is:
On this filesystem there is one folder with millions of hardlinks (yes! MILLIONS!).
rsync requires more then 4 days to just build the filelist.
We use the following
rsync -Havz --progress serverA:/data/cms /data/
Has anyone a idea how to speed up this rsync, or use alternatives? We could not use
dd as the target disk is smaller then the source.
As the original filesystem is
ext3 we will try
restore. I will keep you up2date