Compressed destination files

Shachar Shemesh shachar at
Thu Nov 30 08:07:13 GMT 2006

Matt McCutchen wrote:

> Currently, the only way to make rsync do this is with the experimental
> patch "source-filter_dest-filter.diff", which is distributed in
> "patches/" in the rsync source package.  If you compile a custom
> version of rsync containing this patch, you can specify bzip2 as the
> source or destination filter.  Read the top of the patch for more
> information.  The patch is only a first attempt, so you might not want
> to trust it with your backups yet.
> Matt
Just one more important note. If you are using rsync over the wire (as
opposed to synching local folders), gzip with "rsyncable" is preferable
to bzip, as it does not obliterate rsync's wire efficiency.


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