Is anyone replicating .5TB or higher?

Justin Banks justinb at
Wed Oct 22 06:42:24 EST 2003

jw schultz wrote
> On Tue, Oct 21, 2003 at 06:56:20AM -0700, Laura Ausel wrote:
> > I've heard about using rsync to replicate data across the WAN, but need to know
> > if anyone is using it on a large scale. 
> Many are using it on large scales.  There are scaling issues
> and mitigation depends on the definition of large.

Whether rsync is useable for large datasets also depends on what your requirements
for timeliness are. Running rsync against 600GB of data will take quite a long
time, so you can only be guaranteed to be 'in sync' during relatively short
time windows.


Justin Banks
Constant Data, Inc.

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