Steve Mayer wrote:I've been implementing a backup of 1 NAS to another using rsync and I notice that if I attempt to open a .quanta file backup that has been backed up using rsync, it appears as damaged and is unusable within QRecall.
I'm surprised, I would have expected that to work.
Off the top of my head, I can think of two potential problems. First, I assume that you are using volume formats and a version of rsync that deals with 4GB and larger files. Secondly, the archive can't be updated or changed while the synchronization (or copy) process is working. The individual index files in a .quanta archive all contain revision signatures that must agree. If some are copied before an update, and others after an update, they wont' agree and the archive will appear to be damaged.
However ... If this is two NAS drives, then I assume the rsync process is running on a third system, not on the NAS device itself. Rsync is optimal when it has fast access to a local volume but a slow (relative to the drive) network connection to another remote rsync process. Running rsync using two volumes both connected via a network is actually less efficient than just copying the files.
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