rsync in-place (was Re: rsync 1tb+ each day)

Bennett Todd bet at
Thu Feb 6 04:18:41 EST 2003

2003-02-05T07:41:22 Craig Barratt:
> The trick is that when --inplace is specified the block matching
> algorithm (on the sender) would only match blocks at or after that
> block's location (on the receiver).

... and only when the source block in question remains unchanged in
the new file?

> No protocol change is required.

But some serious cleverness, resulting in lost opportunities for
reusing blocks (where the block is no longer available by the time
the receiver gets to that point in the file).

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