Number of files to be transferred?

Eric Busto EBusto at
Thu Feb 22 20:51:30 GMT 2007

Unfortunately, the data I am transferring is many hundreds of gigabytes,
mounted on NFS shares that reside on NetApp filers, and is being
transferred to locations on the other side of the globe.  A dry run can
itself take an hour or more, quite easily.
Since rsync is already doing a pass through the filesystem to determine
what to transfer, it would be cool if there was a way to show how many
files it will transfer during that sync.

	-----Original Message-----
	From: at
[ at] On Behalf Of
Julian Pace Ross
	Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2007 12:31 PM
	To: rsync at
	Subject: RE: Number of files to be transferred?

	If you perform a dry run (-n) with --stats, before the actual
run (will only add an overhead of typically a few seconds... a few
minutes at worst depending on size) you can get an idea of the "number
of files to be transferred" and "total transferred file size",

	although the latter is (as adequately labeled) "total", and does
not represent the lower total size that would be transferred after
skipping any similar blocks.





	From: at
[ at] On Behalf Of
Eric Busto
	Sent: 22 February 2007 20:51
	To: rsync at
	Subject: Number of files to be transferred?


	I'm writing a wrapper around a large number of rsyncs that need
to happen, and it would be great if I could parse the output of a
running rsync and find out how far along it is.  To do this, I would
need to know how many files the rsync is going to transfer.  If I run
'rsync -avz --progress', it tells me how many files it is considering,
but not how many it actually needs to update.

	Does anyone know how to get rsync to show how many files it will
actually update? 



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