cygwin rsync performance and bandwidth between two w2003 servers

Matt McCutchen hashproduct+rsync at
Fri Sep 22 01:20:48 GMT 2006

Rob Bosch had similar performance problems on Windows and traced them
to highly fragmented files created by rsync.  I wrote a
quick-and-dirty patch to make rsync advise Windows of the eventual
file size in advance, allowing Windows to set aside a contiguous
region on disk; Rob found that it improved the performance
dramatically.  In case you want to try the patch, it is linked from
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