Hangs on multiple small files

Wayne Davison wayned at samba.org
Tue Oct 12 15:45:05 GMT 2004

On Tue, Oct 12, 2004 at 12:07:57PM +0200, Scott Ainslie wrote:
> I am running rsync on win9x (PIII 900, 128MB RAM) between a mapped
> network drive and a local drive.

If you can move the sending rsync to the host that has the network drive
mounted locally you'll find that the copy is much faster than using a
network drive as the source.  It will also move 1/3 of the memory used
to another machine, which, if your system is swapping as Paul suggests,
should make a big difference.

Finally, make sure you're using at least rsync 2.6.2 (preferably 2.6.3)
because it is much more memory efficient than earlier versions, and it
is also faster when run under MS Windows.


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