offline rsync

Franco Bagnoli franco.bagnoli at
Wed Nov 6 16:20:01 EST 2002

hello, I'm new to this list. 

here is my question: 

I would like to synchronize two computers (say the home one and the job
one) using zip drives or similar (cdroms, etc), since modem lines are
quite slow and expensive (in Italy). 

I though I could  produce the "signature" of files on home computer, store
it on a zip, go to job, run rsync to copy the missing or
altered files on the disk (possibly in zipped form) and produce the new
signature file, and repeat it once at home. 

I think this could also be seen as a backup system (on cdrom or

Is this feasible with rsync? Is there a better approach? 


Franco Bagnoli (franchino) <bagnoli at>
Dipartimento di Matematica Applicata "G. Sansone" - Universita' di Firenze
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