rsync with large gzip files.

Max Bowsher maxb at
Sun Oct 27 10:59:01 EST 2002

Leaw, Chern Jian <chern.jian.leaw at> wrote:
> # rsync -avz  /fs10/archives/archive.gz hostB:/fs10/archives

Try without -z. If the file is already gzipped, you won't be losing much

> # /usr/bin/rsync --version
> rsync version  2.4.6 protocol version 24

Quite old now. You should probably try upgrading. I think quite a few fixes
happened between 2.4.6 and 2.5.5 (current).

> Those g-zipped files were compressed using gzip version 1.2.4(18 Aug
> 93), and with the following method:
> # cat dir1 dir2 dir3 ... | gzip > archives.gz

What does cat-ing a directory do? My cat just gives the error 'Is a


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