Syncronize large file

jw schultz jw at
Wed Aug 20 17:25:02 EST 2003

On Wed, Aug 20, 2003 at 03:12:27PM +0800, Luqman.H wrote:
> i have several large .tar backup file on the server
> it's about 2 GB and 4 GB 
> the question is, if i syncronize using rsync to other
> computer, rsync will re-transfer the whole
> 1 big file, or only transfer part of the file ? 

Only the parts that are changed.

> or maybe i should reduce the size, by splitting the file
> into 650 Mb each. 
> or it's the same as if transfering via FTP ? 

Is not sufficiently

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