Max filesize for rsync?
rsync at shemesh.biz
Thu Apr 14 06:28:58 GMT 2005
Jeff Schoby wrote:
>Well, I got -further- by changing the fsize= to -1 in
>/etc/security/limits on my AIX boxes,
>but rsync ultimately still did not like my 15GB file I wanted to
What does "doesn't like" mean? Does it freeze with too much CPU usage?
>Had to resort to good ol' plain vanilla ftp.
How long does transferring the file via ftp take?
A 15GB file puts a load of 194% on the hash table. This means that, *on
average*, each lookup will have to scan two areas. I'm not sure whether
that should have created a huge slowdown or not.
Try rsyncing that file with the "--block-size=524288" (i.e. - a 0.5MB
block size), and please report whether rsync's behavior had improved,
and in particular, how does it rate against vanilla ftp.
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