rsync copy speed.

Wayne Davison wayned at
Thu Oct 11 04:27:17 EST 2001

On Wed, 10 Oct 2001, Andre Pang wrote:
> ssh is your problem

I believe Hans said that he only uses ssh to startup the samba-using
process going, and then transfers all files "locally" with rsync.  So,
the problem is that samba is doing all the data transfer over the
network instead of rsync.

So Hans, if you're updating files on the destination drive (as opposed
to copying them whole onto an empty drive), a much better solution
would be to startup an rsync server (in read-only mode) on the Win98
machine for the duration of the backup.  This allows rsync to optimize
the data transfer.  If you're copying files into an empty destination
drive, you might try using a recursive ftp grab or maybe using
something like this:

 cd /path
 tar cf - . | gzip | ssh backup '(cd /backup/path; gunzip | tar xpf -)'

I know there are tar and gzip utilities available for Win98.


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