rsync vs. rcp

James Knowles jamesk at
Thu Feb 20 08:55:45 EST 2003

> RSYNC DOES NOT WORK WITH 1GB+ FILES... unless you have a sufficiently
> large block size. 

According to the archives, block size doesn't fix anything. At any rate, I'm 
highly disappointed that rsync is relying on statistical good fortune.

We've used rsync extensively in our company for moving information around. 
With tens of gigabytes of data at stake, it's very disappointing. Now we 
have to dump rsync, redo all of our backups, and possibly write our own 
tool. I don't want to futz around with something that I can no longer trust.

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