rsync synchronizes VERY slow

Zoltan HERPAI wigyori at
Thu Jun 6 02:25:02 EST 2002

On Thu, 6 Jun 2002, Stefan Nehlsen wrote:

> 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
Thank you for your prompt help, it works well now.


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