Mapped Drive

Stephen Zemlicka stevezemlicka at
Mon Sep 24 17:53:23 GMT 2007

I'm pushing.

I thought rdiff could install just the changes to a dir and then when you
restore, it applies the changes from the dir you specify.  Is that
incorrect?  If rdiff does do that, I could write a gui or wrapper for it to
make restores more user friendly.

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 12:46 PM
To: Stephen Zemlicka
Cc: rsync at
Subject: Re: Mapped Drive

On 9/24/07, Stephen Zemlicka <stevezemlicka at> wrote:
> The reason I was trying this was because all I can do is map a drive.  As
> yet, I cannot modify the server like that.

If the only access you have to the remote directory is to read or
write it via a mapped drive, you can't hope to do any better than
copying the whole file.  All approaches to delta transfers rely on
performing some kind of special computation on the remote machine.

BTW, are you pushing files to the mapped drive or pulling files from
it?  Knowing that would make future discussion clearer.

> I may take a peek at
> rdiff.  Any experience with that?

rdiff is essentially a command-line interface to the three stages of
the rsync delta-transfer algorithm.  It won't work any better than
rsync in this setting.


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