How to improve speed of a single file transfer over an unstable link?

Paul Slootman paul at
Sat Dec 30 12:51:00 GMT 2006

On Fri 29 Dec 2006, Scott C. Kennedy wrote:
> The cygwin version of rsync on my parent's machine is 2.6.6 and
> '--append' is a 2.6.7 feature! :(

hmm, do both ends need to understand --append, or only the receiving

> So, until cygwin updates, I came up with this idea....
> 1)'split' the file into 100 MB chunks on both ends.
> 2) rsync the two directories, thus the file date & size for MOST files
> will be correct and then do an '--inplace' to continue updating.

You will have to use -t so that the times are updated; you didn't use it
in the example you gave.

And still use --partial...

Paul Slootman

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