"rsync -z" not working as expected under 2.6.8 and 2.6.9?

Wayne Davison wayned at samba.org
Fri Oct 13 01:30:20 GMT 2006

On Fri, Oct 13, 2006 at 01:08:54PM +1300, Jason Haar wrote:
> Looks like rsync "decided" to compress data.gz even though
> /etc/rsyncd.conf had "*.gz" in it's "dont compress" section...

That setting only affects files being pulled from an rsync daemon, not
pushed to one.  It seems that the manpage section for the option was
written back in the day when an rsync daemon was always read-only,
because it doesn't mention this restriction at all.  I'll update the


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