rsync vs. rcp

Sriram Ramkrishna sramkris at
Thu Feb 20 09:25:33 EST 2003

You might consider going with a commercial backup like Veritas
if you have that much data you're responsible for.  Especially if
you're files will grow larger over time.


On Wed, Feb 19, 2003 at 02:55:45PM -0700, James Knowles wrote:
> >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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