Charles Marcus CMarcus at
Tue Jan 1 20:29:50 GMT 2008


A recent thread here reminded me to ask a question I've been wondering 

Is there a way to use rsync with large COMPRESSED files? Specifically, I 
have a large Quickbooks Data file (>600MB) that compresses down to about 
100MB - so obviously I'd rather rsync the smaller file (this is going 
over a slow wireless link). Is there any way to introduce rsync friendly 
compression into the mix? So that rsync can tell the changed bytes then 
compress the file and THEN rsync it to the remote target?


Best regards,


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