compression of source and target files

roland devzero at
Sat Sep 22 09:07:23 GMT 2007

Hi Ken,

no, that's nothing rsync supports.

indeed, it would be nice and great for backups - but for now
you need a filesystem which supports transparent compression
to have your rsync`ed data compressed.

on linux, watch out for reiser4 or zfs-fuse


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kenneth Simpson" <ken at>
To: <rsync at>
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2007 9:24 PM
Subject: compression of source and target files

> Hi - there's a flag for rsync to compress the files in transit - is it
> possible
> to compress one side (target) with gzip and have rsync still work
> correctly?
> Any help would be appreciated.
> -- Ken
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