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Re: Seeing with comprehension - was [ rsync error -- "Protocol incompatibility" Why?]




On Monday 28 May 2018 11:53:26 Richard Owlett wrote:

> Question 1
> I tried to backup another partition.
>
> The command I *THOUGHT* I gave was:
> > rsync --verbose  --progress --stats --recursive --times --perms
> > --links \ /media/richard/jessie8-6-sda6/ 
> > /media/richard/backups/jessie8-6-sda6/
>
> I got a similar error message to last time (i.e. 'file not found').
> The problem was a non-printing character (space?) after the first
> line). Is there a graphical editor which would high-lite that
> "something" is there?
>
geany has quite a menu of things to enable visibility of inkless 
characters.

> Question 2.
> When it ran I happened to be sitting by the display and noticed things
>
> of the form:
> > var/log/lightdm/x-2.log.old
> >             963 100%    2.32kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#88022,
> > to-chk=21/128033) var/log/speech-dispatcher/
> > var/mail/
> > var/opt/
> > var/spool/
> > var/spool/mail -> ../mail
> > var/spool/anacron/
> > var/spool/anacron/cron.daily
> >               9 100%    0.02kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#88023,
> > to-chk=14/128033)
>
> Do the lines not followed by statistics just mean "0 length files" or
> "it's just a link"?
>
> At the end it said:
>
>
> * Number of files: 128,033 (reg: 88,026, dir: 7,503, link: 32,466,
> dev: 37, special: 1)*
> *  Number of created files: 127,995 (reg: 88,026, dir: 7,503, link:
> 32,466)*> Number of deleted files: 0
>
> > Number of regular files transferred: 88,026
> > Total file size: 2,837,281,458 bytes
> > Total transferred file size: 2,836,525,656 bytes
> > Literal data: 2,836,525,656 bytes
> > Matched data: 0 bytes
> > File list size: 4,717,282
> > File list generation time: 0.001 seconds
> > File list transfer time: 0.000 seconds
> > Total bytes sent: 2,845,135,440
> > Total bytes received: 1,819,035
>
> * sent 2,845,135,440 bytes  received 1,819,035 bytes  2,837,024.89
> bytes/sec *
>
> > total size is 2,837,281,458  speedup is 1.00
> > root@debian-jan13:~#
>
> The high-lited lines caught my attention.
> I take the first two seem just to report that rsync is copying
> intelligently.
>
> I don't understand what the third is telling me when there is a
> difference between bytes sent and received. I assume it is benign as
> the was no error reported.
>
> TIA



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