Rsync's Speed

Steve Sills steve at
Thu Jan 22 20:36:05 GMT 2004

Well, it is running under SSH, that could slow it down i guess....

Steve Sills
Platnum Computers, President
steve at

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Streubert, Christoph" <Christoph.Streubert at>
To: "Chuck Wolber" <chuckw at>; "Steve Sills"
<steve at>
Cc: <rsync at>
Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2004 12:52 PM
Subject: RE: Rsync's Speed

I do not know the details of your syntax - however in case you use it -
encryption adds a lot of overhead to the transfer process. After I
turned off encryption (internal network with uncritical data) speeds
increased dramatically.


-----Original Message-----
From: Chuck Wolber [mailto:chuckw at]
Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2004 10:30 AM
To: Steve Sills
Cc: rsync at
Subject: Re: Rsync's Speed

> During my initial download for my home directory backup, it took rsync

> over 6 hours to do the initial backup, but I can FTP the stuff in
> about 30 Mins.  Is Rsync usualy this slow? I have compression turned
> on, and its across a 100 MB/S network, Anyone had this problem before?

In this case, I believe compression is actually slowing you down.


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