Does RSYNC work over NFS?

Jacob Martinson jmartinson at
Wed Sep 26 09:14:45 EST 2001

On Tue, Sep 25, 2001 at 07:08:58PM -0400, David Bolen wrote:
> To be honest, the only thing rsync offers over a straight copy over
> NFS is the recursive comparison of timestamp/size to determine files
> to copy.  That might still be worth it, but you're definitely not
> going to get any benefit in terms of any delta computation.

The ability to have include/exclude lists, delete files on the target that have been removed from the source... those are the main reasons I chose to use rsync instead of a recursive copy... 

include/exclude lists are really helpful when working w/netapps because the last thing you want to do is copy a volume and its snapshot both...

> -- David


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