rsync vs. rcp

va_public <yahoogroups at> yahoogroups at
Thu Feb 20 08:53:05 EST 2003

--- In rsync at, Donovan Baarda <abo at m...> wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-02-20 at 05:55, va_public  wrote:
> RSYNC DOES NOT WORK WITH 1GB+ FILES... unless you have a 
> large block size. See the following;

OK. I read the thread. Pretty interesting design discussion on rsync 

Has any of it been implemented in 2.5.6? When is it planned to 
implement it?

So, bottom line, you are telling me, dont use rsync for my Oracle 
database backups?

Thats a bummer. Oracle database files are pretty sparse and, at a 
block level, very few things change, so I was hoping that 
using 'rsync' instead of 'rcp' to do my daily backups would be 

As per the final messages on the thread, just increasing the csum 
from 2 to 4 bytes seemed to miraculously solve the problem, right? So 
why isnt this patch being included?


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