Rsync help needed...

Matthew Hannigan mlh at
Wed Mar 1 00:40:13 GMT 2006

On Tue, Feb 28, 2006 at 07:45:20AM -0800, lsk wrote:
>  Matt I have strange results to report I transferred 300 oracle datafiles of
> total 30 GB in size. Using the option " rsync -zv --no-whole-file --stats"
> it took 1:15 min and using "rsync -cvz" options earlier had took 1:25 min so
> there wasn't much time savings I thought it would be a big difference since
> the files are there and only little is modified (header info) + additional
> datafiles.

My guess is that the number of files and size dominates; since even for a 
small change, rsync has to write the entire file.

You could try the (unsupported, not included?) --in-place feature,
available in a patch somewhere.


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