Four hours ago I started rsync to create a copy of my entire
/home directory (I am using Ubuntu) to an external HDD. My
/home lives on a separate partition of 150 GB of which 106 GB are used. I also have a
/ partition (with my Ubuntu install etc.) with 12 GB of data.
However rsync is still running but it already has created 205 GB of data on the HDD (as reported by
du -hs home/).
I don't have any idea what rsync is currently copying, as far as I know it can at most copy 106 GB of data.
I started the rsync process with the following command:
rsync -a /home /media/BackupsDisk/MyBackup
Does anyone have an idea what might cause this behaviour?
EDIT: It just finished. It created a total of 211 GB of data, which is more than the
/home partitions together. Maybe somewhere there is a symlink to