FW: rsync performance

Ben Escoto bescoto at stanford.edu
Sun Sep 14 12:46:05 EST 2003

On Fri, 12 Sep 2003 17:05:09 -0700 jw schultz <jw at pegasys.ws> wrote:
> Rsync is not an efficient local copy utility.  It can be
> used for local copying but local and high-bandwidth network
> speed is sacrificed for low-bandwidth performance and for
> data integrity.

I've been surprised at how fast rsync can copy locally.  For instance,


finds 'rsync -aH --delete' faster than 'cp -a'.  Perhaps though this
was some idiosyncracy of my test (the main purpose wasn't to benchmark
rsync anyway).

Ben Escoto
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