[Dirvish] Trying to get a file adopted by dirvish (but slipped in via sneakernet)
jedd.rashbrooke at digitalmail.com
Wed Jun 9 12:10:11 UTC 2010
On 2010-06-09 11:38:51 Paul Slootman wrote:
> Placing the new file in the latest image (in the right location!) before
> running dirvish should do the job. I suspect that the metadata of the
> file differs somehow from the original, getting changed perhaps when
> transferring to the USB drive. The attributes that are important are:
This is reassuring (in that it matches my expectations).
I'd done some experiments this morning, and have tried wrapping
the file up in a tarball (don't know why I didn't think of this
yesterday - too much faith in scp -pr I guess).
I've now had some success, though I had to change the owner
back to the right numeric (one box isn't on LDAP unfortunately)
owner, after I untar'd . . . but I'm sure I checked uid/gid yesterday.
I'm assuming that mtime is the only time rsync cares about? I might
have had a problem, though I don't see how, with TZ's - it's an
Ubuntu -> Debian server transfer, but one is set to UTC the other
to BST (ie. UTC+1 at the moment).
Thanks for the heads up on --numeric-owner / --same-permissions
I rarely go more complex than cfz with my tarring, but expect I'll
have to start writing some scripts around this stuff.
Thanks again for your help.
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