rsync replacement

Mike Jackson mjackson at
Mon Jul 16 19:53:10 GMT 2007

Hello Matt,

You are correct when you say that syncdat is a rsync or unison like  
product but what sets them apart is the enhanced performance over a  
wide area network that syncdat provides.  By utilizing our MTP  
technology, sycndat is able to scan and send changed files up to ten  
times faster and in some cases even faster depending on the  
configuration and network path.  We use live customer scenarios for  
our benchmarks, which I could forward onto you but what I recommend  
that you do is give the software a try in your environment.  This  
will give you a true benchmark for your situation based on your live  
network environment.


On Jul 16, 2007, at 3:06 PM, Matt McCutchen wrote:

> On 7/13/07, Chris Shoemaker <c.shoemaker at> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 13, 2007 at 03:21:43PM -0400, Mike Jackson wrote:
>> > Looking for more efficient replication or synchronization solution
>> > than rsync, take a look at syncdat by
>>    Does anyone have any experience with 'syncdat' from Data
>> Expedition?  How does it compare to rsync?
> I looked at the syncdat feature list (
> ).  Aside from the
> claim of much better performance, syncdat appears to be equivalent to
> a combination of rsync, unison, and ssh.  Mike, am I missing something
> that syncdat can do but rsync and unison can't?  And is more
> information available about the benchmark that found that syncdat is
> "Up to ten times faster than rsync" (
> )?
> Matt

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