Solaris Gigabit Performance tweaking

jw schultz jw at
Wed Sep 3 07:00:16 EST 2003

On Tue, Sep 02, 2003 at 04:25:08PM -0400, Vincent Vallee wrote:
> I am currently running rsync 2.5.6 on solaris 8.
> I am updating a rather large directory tree including some ISAM
> databases and am having some performance problems.
> We are using gigabit interfaces between two V280R servers and I am
> trying to push the tree with the following options.
> usr/local/bin/rsync --quiet --recursive --times --perms --links
> --delete-excluded --password-file=/mydir/.rsync_password /localdir/*
> rsync://user@server2/remotemodule/
> I only get
> wrote 11762339 bytes read 2527963 bytes 82364.85 bytes/sec
> total size is 6479930905 speedup is 453.45
> Is there a way (without using ssh) that I can improve performance?
> compression did not seem to help.

Your bottleneck is disk followed by CPU.  Compression won't
help unless you are network bound which on gig-E you aren't.
--whole-file would probably speed things up some.

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