Does block level replication require local disk access (Block lev el) or can it work with a network share too

Steve Bonds knnf6cy7w001 at
Thu Jul 24 01:10:03 EST 2003

Rsync works entirely at the file level, and stores the "diffs" in a
temporary file until the transfer is complete.  No block/device level
access is needed.

  -- Steve

On Wed, 23 Jul 2003, Antony Parkin |Rsync List| wrote:

> Could i run rsync on a linux server which is connected to a network share
> (NAS) and replicate the diffs of the files residing on the network share? or
> does this functionality require block level access i.e Local disk or SAN?
> Many thanks,
> Antony.
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