Which rsync version?

Paul Slootman paul at debian.org
Thu Aug 2 14:52:53 GMT 2007

On Thu 02 Aug 2007, Sven.Hartrumpf at FernUni-Hagen.de wrote:
> I once tried to rsync around 100 GB (10 million files), but version
> 2.6.6 needed too much RAM and was too slow.

I believe 2.6.7 had a number of memory-saving options; each subsequent
version will of course have other improvements. 2.6.9 is the current
official release.

If those files don't have hardlinks (or you're not interested
in preserving hardlinks), you can greatly improve performance
by trying the 3.0.0 cvs snapshot.

Paul Slootman

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