performance of rsync

Carniado Rodríguez Claudia ccarniad at
Fri Aug 8 06:06:46 EST 2003

My name is Claudia Carniado.


I have a question about rsync, which is new for me. Hope you can help me:


I have copied a binary file whose size is about 100 MB using rsync and I noticed that it takes a lot of time.

The same size with a text file wasted really much less time.


That binary file is incremental, i.e. it started with a size of 2 kb and then it grew.


But now I am confused with the following:

Is the performance of rsync better with no-incremental files?

Is the performance of rsync better with text files?

Is it the best tool for binary-incremental files? And if it is, which parameters do I have to use on rsync?


Thanks in advance for your kindly help.

My e-mail is ccarniad at .




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