stevezemlicka at gmail.com
Mon Sep 24 23:33:14 GMT 2007
I think I got it (with the help of a friend). You can, in fact, rsync to a
mapped drive efficiently. You must include --no-whole-file. My 100MB file
only transferred a few MB using that method and it opened up with the
changes just fine. Now it works just like I want. It's not the quickest
but definitely quicker than uploading hundreds of MB for each database.
Thanks you for the assistance.
Integrated Computer Technologies
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From: hashproduct at gmail.com [mailto:hashproduct at gmail.com] On Behalf Of Matt
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2007 12:46 PM
To: Stephen Zemlicka
Cc: rsync at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: Mapped Drive
On 9/24/07, Stephen Zemlicka <stevezemlicka at gmail.com> 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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