per sync size limit

Ben Escoto bescoto at
Fri Nov 1 01:50:01 EST 2002

>>>>> "JWS" == jw schultz <jw at>
>>>>> wrote the following on Thu, 31 Oct 2002 14:53:36 -0800

  JWS> On Fri, Nov 01, 2002 at 12:25:26AM +0200, Heikki Orsila wrote:
  >> Is there a way to limit an rsync session to a predefined byte
  >> size? I would like to transfer at most N megabytes per session
  >> (read + write).  Usually around a gigabyte per session.

  JWS> Not internally.  You could create a tweaked version of
  JWS> rsh/remsh/ssh that would break the connection but i can't say
  JWS> that rsync would react all that well (older versions have been
  JWS> known to go runaway).

You could also try this with rdiff-backup.  It is slower than rsync
but when a connection gets dropped it can resume it next time where it
left off.

Ben Escoto
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