rsync synchronizes VERY slow

Stefan Nehlsen sn at
Thu Jun 6 02:20:02 EST 2002

On Thu, Jun 06, 2002 at 11:07:23AM +0200, Zoltan HERPAI wrote:
> hi,
> I have an 20G archive of pic files which would have to be mirrored onto
> another server. It contains large JPEGs, around 10k files, one of the
> servers is located in Boston, the another is in Budapest, Hungary. I use
> rsync rsync://remote_box/remotedir localdir/ -zcvr --progress --size-only
> The issue is that the remote server sends the filelist very slow.
> Looking into the rsyncd process with strace shows that rsync reads all the
> files from byte to byte, and after receiving the filelist, rsync client
> does the same. The aim would be sync depending only on the size and the
> existence of the files, not comparing each other.
> If this is RTFM, please give me the correct RTFM://

remove -z and -c

compression will not work well on jpegs and you don't want to checksum files

cu, Stefan
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