I'm using rsync to sync two folders
rsync -arzv --times --delete-after --relative -e ssh user@host:path/./media/ ~/path/
and it says everything is good, but the destination reports:
$ du -s path/media/ 18335196 site_media/media/
and the source reports:
$ du -s path/media/ 18473500 site_media/media/
When I dig down into the problem, all the files are the same size, but the directories differ in size. Why? Both are VM's running ubuntu, the source is on 11.04 and the destination is on 12.04 LTS
I understand why they don't add up to the same numbers, what I'd like to understand is why the folders report different sizes.