[Bug 2294] Detect renamed files and handle by renaming instead of delete/re-send

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[Bug 2294] Detect renamed files and handle by renaming instead of delete/re-send


--- Comment #24 from Karl O. Pinc <[hidden email]> ---
On Sun, 06 Mar 2016 22:20:16 +0000
[hidden email] wrote:

> https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2294
> --- Comment #23 from [hidden email] ---
> Looking for this capability prior to entering it as an enhancement
> request myself, I found everything here and basically have the same
> use case.  My version is that I am creating a regular backup of logs
> from many servers' services onto a single box, and doing so with
> rsync.  Some of those services still do the .1, .2, .3 file rotation,
> which makes for a lot of needless work, especially when these are
> 100+ MiB files.  It would be great if rsync could detect this to just
> transfer the new file and rename the old ninety-nine (or
> however-many).

It is not so hard to add the following to your logroate.conf.
Just saying.

# Add a date extension instead of just a number for rsync hardlinked
# backups.
dateformat -%Y-%m-%d-%s

Karl <[hidden email]>
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