I'm backing up some files from my wife's computer (iMac) to my file server (Ubuntu). I'm using an external drive to which I've previously copied some of the files but I've since decided to use
rsync. I have enabled remote access on the iMac and have no problem connecting to it to fetch files, rsync does what it should.
The problem is that some of the directories appear twice when I list the contents, the only visible difference being the permissions.
drwxrwxrwx 4 zarkov zarkov 4,0K dec 14 19:28 110417 Trädgården
drwxr-xr-x 4 zarkov zarkov 4,0K mar 12 2012 110417 Trädgården
Needless to say I don't want to have duplicates filling up my backup drives but how do I know which one is removed if I
cd 110417\ Trädgården and
rm *, I don't want it to be recreated next time I run
rsync. I can't tell the folders apart in Unity either.
I guess I could delete both folders and re-run rsync but some of the folders are pretty big so I'd rather not.
I'm perfectly aware that using spaces and non-English characters in folder names is not adviseable but that's how the missus wants it and has done it for many years. Unfortunately it seems only these folders are duplicated, other folders without non-English characters are not duplicated...