large number of small files to move

Daniel Maher dma+rsynclist at
Tue Feb 26 06:40:42 GMT 2008

On Mon, 25 Feb 2008 14:11:48 -0600 Terry <td3201 at> wrote:

> Are there any special considerations I
> should have in mind when moving this much data and more importantly,
> this many small files?

The short answer is "maybe". :)  If you take a peek through the
(recent) list archives, you'll note that there has been a lot of
discussion surrounding large amount of /files/, and how rsync handles
the building of enormous file lists.  Several factors will be at play,
including the OS of your source and target systems, and which version
of rsync you plan to use.

I would suggest browsing the thread view from about November 2007 on

Daniel Maher <dma AT>
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