Matt McCutchen matt at
Tue Jan 1 20:42:06 GMT 2008

On Tue, 2008-01-01 at 15:29 -0500, Charles Marcus wrote:
> 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?

Rsync's -z option does this.


More information about the rsync mailing list