problems with rsync 2.6.9 and large files (up to 20GB)

gorka barracuda gorka.barracuda at
Thu Dec 13 06:20:51 GMT 2007

It works!

Thanks again Matt!

2007/12/12, Matt McCutchen <matt at>:
> On Wed, 2007-12-12 at 17:01 +0100, gorka barracuda wrote:
> > but, the second time that makes this re-rsync it takes the same time
> > that the first seems that it doen't make an incremental
> > backup with our large files... Do you think that the cause could be
> > the problem of the new optimized algorithm that you put in rsync
> > 3.0.0?
> You are passing -I, which makes rsync transfer all regular files every
> time even if they appear to be identical on source and destination.
> Rsync does reduce network traffic using the delta-transfer algorithm,
> but the process still rewrites each destination file in full and uses a
> bunch of CPU on the sender (especially without the optimized algorithm),
> so it may take a long time.  Consider whether you really need the extra
> certainty of catching changes afforded by -I.  At the least, you could
> disable -I for rsync runs after the first.
> Matt
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