--whole-file not working ?

Satsco perisat at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 25 21:27:19 EST 2003


the reason why i use smb is that i am transfering
files from numerous (almost 40) M$ windoze machines
which i do not have access to .. so installing cygwin
is a gr8 bit of a job on so many machines.
its rather easy to set sharing on each machine. :-)


--- jw schultz <jw at pegasys.ws> wrote:
> It makes sense that it works.  Rsync isn't disabling
> the
> --bwlimit option just because the source and
> destination are
> both local.  Look at the manpage to see that
> --bwlimit
> has nothing to do with what the fd is connected to
> and
> everything to do with actual data transfers.
> Of course even with the bandwidth limited it will be
> much
> faster talking to an rsync process running on the
> remote
> machine than localy on SMB.  An order of magnitude
> faster if
> you don't use --whole-file and --ignore-times.  But
> i can
> understand running on SMB if you don't manage the
> other
> system.

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