Rsync --delay-updates takes a long time

Wayne Davison wayned at
Sat Jul 8 17:04:38 GMT 2006

On Sat, Jul 08, 2006 at 08:07:43AM -0700, Eric Horne wrote:
> It seems that once the transfer is complete, --delay-updates takes a 
> really long time to copy data. From strace output, it looks like it is 
> actually re-reading the data out of the .rsync-partial directory for 
> each file and then re-writing it back into the correct directory.

The only file movement that --delay-updates supports is renaming -- it
never re-copies the files.  Perhaps your OS (or filesystem) is doing
something strange with the rename() system call?


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