Question about rsync and BIG mirror

Wayne Davison wayned at
Mon Mar 6 17:36:43 GMT 2006

On Mon, Mar 06, 2006 at 07:18:45PM +0200, Shachar Shemesh wrote:
> In fact, I know of at least one place where they don't use rsync because
> they don't have enough RAM+SWAP to hold the list of files in memory.
> As far as future directions for rsync, I think this is the major place
> where rsync needs to become better.

I agree, and I am planning to add protocol improvements to rsync that
will allow it to have a much smaller memory footprint, and to begin
transferring files without pre-scanning the whole hierarchy first.


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