micro rsync

Paul Slootman paul+rsync at wurtel.net
Tue Oct 30 17:32:05 GMT 2007

On Tue 30 Oct 2007, Stephen Zemlicka wrote:

> I posted something on the dd-wrt forum with no response but thanks for the
> tip about going to openwrt.
> But for some sort of answer here, what are the bare minimum files necessary
> for an rsync server with ssh?

First off, I'd suggest leaving ssh out of the picture if you want to
minimize memory usage; run rsync as a daemon (or perhaps as a client to
a daemon, if you have some way of doing cron things).

Secondly, if you compile rsync with little options enabled such as
iconv, locales, xattr etc, you should be able to get by with just the
rsync binary and the libc shared lib.

The memory requirements are a function of what it's transferring and
how, but certainly the 3.0.0 prereleases seem to be pretty good at
keeping memory requirements down.

The only sure way of determining whether it'll work is to try it...

Paul Slootman

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