rsync limit to filesize

jw schultz jw at
Wed Jun 11 09:23:00 EST 2003

On Tue, Jun 10, 2003 at 04:12:55PM -0700, Eric Chen wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to rsync about 460 GB of data from one server to another server
> using rsync 2.5.6. I started the transfer at about 11:45am, and it has been
> about 4 1/2 hrs since then and it is still building the file list.
> Here's the command I run:
> `rsync -avW --numeric-ids --delete --exclude-from=/tmp/EXCLUDE
>* /vgroup00/`;
> I am trying to sync from server A ( to server B, and I am
> calling rsync from server B.
> I was wondering if there is a cap to the filesize because it has been taking
> a really really long time to build the filelist, and no files have been
> transferred yet. Any comments or help would be appreciated.

Are you asking about file size or file count?  Two
completely unrelated things.

If after 4.5 hours it hasn't finished building the file list
you either have way too many files or something is wrong.

Rsync's memory footprint is a product of file count.

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