SUGGESTION: rsyncing gziped source with non gziped destination

Eberhard Moenkeberg emoenke at
Fri Dec 3 20:26:26 GMT 2004


On Fri, 3 Dec 2004, Andrzej Adam Filip wrote:

> Would it be possible to make rsync capable to sync gziped source (at server)
> with non gziped detination file?
> The rsyncd server provides a few *frequently* accessed, slow changing, *big*
> text files (DNS RBL zones).
> It seems that the source files are too big to stay in memory caches and rsync
> sessions cause to many hard disk I/O operations. Making rsynd capable to
> "ungzip" the files "on the fly" may help to fix the problem by reducing number
> of I/O operations.

You should think again about this. About the general "server quality" 
consequences for rsyncd, and about the efforts for your special case 
(=none, even contrary).
Add more RAM to your server and/or improve your I/O throughput.

Cheers -e
Eberhard Moenkeberg (emoenke at, em at

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