Question about suitability of rsync utility

Ivan Manida Ivan.Manida at Sun.COM
Sun Aug 22 16:29:35 GMT 2004

To be short - yes, we transferred larger quantities of files using rsync. Just make sure you have enough memory on the machines which run it, at least 512MB free for rsync's use and it'll sync a million file partition. 

So if you're sure you only got around 100K files, you'll be fine (does not calculate for me though, 1TB and 100K files - they should be 10MB each, not exactly very small :) ).

----- Original Message -----
From: Sai Nanduru <snanduru at>
Date: Sunday, August 22, 2004 6:50 pm
Subject: Question about suitability of rsync utility

> Hi there,
> I would like to ask a quick question to the experts on
> this mailing list. If it has already been answered
> please pardon me (and point me to the location where I
> can view the answer).
> I have a need to setup a mirror for an NFS file system
> exported from a NetApp Filer device (based on BSD Unix
> 4.x) to a Sun server. About 100,000+ very small files
> get written to this file system every day on the Sun
> server. The file system size is roughly 1.0 TB
> currently. Please let me know if "rsync" utility can
> handle this kind of load (100,000 files) to setup
> backup mirror (backup new files to an alternate
> location every night). 
> Thank you very much,
> NLS. 
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