[ALUG] Recovering from ext4 corruption, logs & rsync help

steve-ALUG at hst.me.uk steve-ALUG at hst.me.uk
Mon May 22 14:17:23 BST 2017


On 22/05/17 10:52, steve-ALUG at hst.me.uk wrote:
> q3) Am I right with this command line to do a "dry run" restore, i.e. 
> show me what would copy, which is in effect, what is different between 
> the USB disk and the live drive?
>
> sudo rsync -av --dry-run /media/me/USBDrive/  / --log-file=LogToFile
>
> -v = verbose
> -a = -rlptgoD
> =>r recursive
> l copy links as symlinks
> ptgo preserve permissions, times, group, owner
> D preserve device files & special files
>
> --dry-run = do a dry run
> --list-only = list changes but don't do any
> --log-file log to file
>
> is this right, or should I do i = itemise changes instead of dry-run?
>
> Any help/advise welcomed.
>
> Thanks
> Steve

It seems that sudo rsync -av --dry-run /media/me/USBDrive/  /
outputs the files that have changed, at least in a test directory.





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