Fundamental rsync design question.

Biju Perumal biperuma at
Mon Jul 29 09:23:17 EST 2002

Hi folks,

      Was looking at a commercial product which does something similar
to rsync.
It seems to optimise incremental change determination by logging the
changes that
have occured since the first full transfer happened, using techniques
common in snapshot techniques.

    Is there any reason for rsync not using this approach ? Is it the
space constraints
imposed by a logging approach or something ? Cos, this logging/snapshot
definitely seems less cpu intensive, faster and more reliable (using a

    Any thoughts welcome,

Biju Perumal

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