Mapped Drive

Stephen Zemlicka stevezemlicka at
Mon Sep 24 17:12:05 GMT 2007

What exactly is involved in the remote shell?  Can this be done on a windows
to windows backup?  Do you have a link handy otherwise google to the rescue.
Thank you very much.

Stephen Zemlicka
Integrated Computer Technologies
PH. 608-558-5926
E-Mail stevezemlicka at 

-----Original Message-----
From: hashproduct at [mailto:hashproduct at] On Behalf Of Matt
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2007 12:09 PM
To: Stephen Zemlicka
Cc: rsync at
Subject: Re: Mapped Drive

On 9/24/07, Stephen Zemlicka <stevezemlicka at> wrote:
> I am having trouble running rsync over a mapped drive.  Basically it only
> copies whole files.  I use the -rvcS switches.  Any suggestions?

The delta-transfer algorithm reduces only the communication between
the sending and receiving rsync processes; each process reads and
writes entire files in whatever filesystem it is using (local or
networked).  If you want to benefit from delta transfers, one of the
rsync processes has to actually run on the system hosting the mapped
drive.  You can accomplish this either by remote shell or by setting
up and accessing an rsync daemon on that system.


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