CLI Magic: Simple backup is Mirdir (Linux.com)
Posted Nov 23, 2005 21:29 UTC (Wed) by hppnq
In reply to: CLI Magic: Simple backup is Mirdir (Linux.com)
Parent article: CLI Magic: Simple backup is Mirdir (Linux.com)
Sorry, you'll have to be more specific.
Metadata. Portability. See your definition of mirroring:
To me, this means that all files, permissions, ownership, timestamps, and special files like devices should be exactly the same in both copies.
You forget one quite important aspect: synchronization. This is what sets a mirror apart from an archive or a snapshot, for instance. Of course the concepts overlap: you can make an archive out of a mirror and the other way around.
It relates to mirdir only because it's a different method of achieving the same end.
Your tar | ssh | tar example served to illustrate a powerful variation of the original tar | tar example. But it has nothing to do with mirdir, which is entirely different, and explained in the article in a way that even a newbie can understand it.
Anyway, we're boring everybody's pants off, mine are in the laundry already. The point I wanted to make is: Joe wrote an article intended for newbies about making a simple local backup using a simple command -- and you take offence, because rsync appears to be a superior solution:
I seriously question the experience level of the person who writes the CLI Magic series.
I seriously question your reading abilities and your judgment. Like I said: I think articles like these are quite nice, because they help unleash some of the power that Linux offers to unexperienced users. And obviously you don't know Joe Barr.
to post comments)